Definitions

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

  • n. A brush for the hair.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A brush used in hair care for brushing, tidying, and detangling hair

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A brush for cleansing and smoothing the hair.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A brush for dressing and smoothing the hair.

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

  • n. a brush used to groom a person's hair

Etymologies

hair + brush (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Near her hairbrush is a bottle of hand sanitiser and we have to spray this on both our hands (“Like at school.”)

    The bed-time routine « Mad Dave and Lil

  • "Those were the days when your hairbrush was an extension of your hand," he said.

    Another Illinois Governor Goes to Jail

  • You won't be able to resist the urge to sing along pretending your hairbrush is a microphone.

    They sing, you sing, let's all sing!

  • My hairbrush was my microphone and I used to spend hours perfecting the movements and gestures I’d seen on Top of the Pops with an imaginary audience around me.

    The Woman I Was Born to Be

  • "hairbrush," the "lemon bomb," the "cricket ball," and the "policeman's truncheon" were the most important of these, all of them so-called because of their resemblance to the articles for which they were named.

    Kitchener's Mob Adventures of an American in the British Army

  • Luckily, I had a gift for him as well—a new silver engraved hairbrush.

    Exit the Actress

  • Here, the empty bed, its metal rail, its buttons, a bell, perfume gone bronze in its bottle, her hairbrush, her paintings.

    Release

  • (Soundbite of song, "Tempted By the Fruit of Another") SQUEEZE (Musicians): (Singing) I bought a toothbrush, some toothpaste, a flannel for my face, pajamas, a hairbrush, new shoes and a case.

    In Your Ear: Sheryl Crow

  • When I needed hair for my fairy garden princess, I always used the fine strands from her hairbrush.

    The Bird House

  • Once unable to lift a hairbrush, Alan now has the strength and coordination to bike with his arms, rock-climb with a spotter and hug his mom.

    Whatever Happened To ... ... the wounded soldier?

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