Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of using a comb.
  • noun The process of carding wool. See card, transitive verb, and carding-machine.
  • noun The process of hackling flax.
  • noun Graining on wood.
  • noun That which is removed by combing or carding: generally in the plural: as, the combings of wool or hair.
  • noun Hair combed over a bald part of the head.
  • noun Same as coaming.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or process of using a comb or a number of combs.
  • noun That which is caught or collected with a comb, as loose, tangled hair.
  • noun Hair arranged to be worn on the head.
  • noun (Naut.) See Coamings.
  • noun (Textile Manuf.) a machine for combing wool, flax, cotton, etc., and separating the longer and more valuable fiber from the shorter. See also Carding machine, under Carding.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of comb.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of drawing a comb through hair

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