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fine-toothed (adj.)

c. 1600, "epicurean, having delicate tastes," from fine (adj.) + toothed "having teeth" (of a certain kind); see tooth (n.). By 1703 as "having fine teeth" (of a saw, file, comb, etc.); fine-tooth in this sense attested from 1804.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of fine-toothed from WordNet

fine-toothed (adj.)
having fine teeth set close together;
a fine-toothed comb
Synonyms: fine-tooth
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