American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A comb with plastic or rubber teeth, used for grooming horses.
- v. To groom with a currycomb.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A comb used in grooming horses. It consists generally of several short-toothed metal combs placed parallel to one another, and secured perpendicularly to a metal plate, to which a short handle is fastened. A piece of leather armed with wire teeth is sometimes substituted for the metal combs.
- n. In entomology, a name sometimes given to the strigilis, or organ on the front leg of a bee, used to clean the antennæ. See strigilis.
- To curry, as a horse.
- n. A comb or brush, having rubber or plastic teeth, used to groom horses
- v. To groom using such a comb
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of card or comb having rows of metallic teeth or serrated ridges, used in currying a horse.
- v. To comb with a currycomb.
- n. a square comb with rows of small teeth; used to curry horses
- v. clean (a horse) with a currycomb
“Sharon picked up a currycomb and began brushing down the sleek chestnut while it nosed at the manger full of hay.”
“The sweep of a second currycomb filled the pause that accompanied his bland acknowledgement.”
“The old books suggest using a currycomb, but we suspect most people don't keep horses these days.”
“The age of the rider who takes the already groomed horse from the stablehand is still here, not only with wealthy horse owners but with trainers and instructors who pay staff and working students to get the horses ready before each session, but nearly everyone who handles horses has put in time with the brushes and the currycomb.”
“With a sigh, he put up the brush and currycomb, and saw to Sunset's dinner.”
“I peered through the door and watched the girls toss a purple rubber currycomb around.”
“I found her currycomb and began brushing her mane.”
“It was rumored he had purchased a currycomb with which he secretly groomed the collies and sheep dogs.”
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“At long last, more reluctantly than I liked to admit, I put the brush and currycomb away and fed Corbeau.”
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