Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A comb with plastic or rubber teeth, used for grooming horses.
  • transitive verb To groom with a currycomb.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To curry, as a horse.
  • noun A comb used in grooming horses.
  • noun 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.

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

  • noun A kind of card or comb having rows of metallic teeth or serrated ridges, used in currying a horse.
  • transitive verb To comb with a currycomb.

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

  • noun A comb or brush, having rubber or plastic teeth, used to groom horses
  • verb To groom using such a comb

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

  • noun a square comb with rows of small teeth; used to curry horses
  • verb clean (a horse) with a currycomb

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Examples

  • The sweep of a second currycomb filled the pause that accompanied his bland acknowledgement.

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  • The sweep of a second currycomb filled the pause that accompanied his bland acknowledgement.

    Western Man

  • Sharon picked up a currycomb and began brushing down the sleek chestnut while it nosed at the manger full of hay.

    Western Man

  • Sharon picked up a currycomb and began brushing down the sleek chestnut while it nosed at the manger full of hay.

    Western Man

  • The old books suggest using a currycomb, but we suspect most people don't keep horses these days.

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  • 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.

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  • With a sigh, he put up the brush and currycomb, and saw to Sunset's dinner.

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  • I peered through the door and watched the girls toss a purple rubber currycomb around.

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  • I peered through the door and watched the girls toss a purple rubber currycomb around.

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  • I found her currycomb and began brushing her mane.

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