from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A comb or brush, having rubber or plastic teeth, used to groom horses
  • v. To groom using such a comb

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. a square comb with rows of small teeth; used to curry horses
  • v. clean (a horse) with a currycomb


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

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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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