Etymology
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comber (n.)

c. 1200 (as a surname), "one who cards wool," agent noun from comb (v.). Meaning "a long, curling wave" is 1840, American English, from comb (v.), in reference to a wave, "roll over with a white foam" (1808), which is perhaps from resemblance to a fowl's comb.

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Definitions of comber

comber (n.)
a person who separates and straightens the fibers of cotton or wool;
comber (n.)
a long curling sea wave;
comber (n.)
a machine that separates and straightens the fibers of cotton or wool;
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