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Meaning of COMBING

Pronunciation:  'kowmeeng

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the act of drawing a comb through hair; "his hair needed a comb"

COMBING is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: comb
 See Also: comb-out, hair care, hairdressing, teasing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Comb"ing\, n.
1. The act or process of using a comb or a number of combs;
   as, the combing of one's hair; the combing of wool.

Note: The process of combing is used in straightening wool of
      long staple; short wool is carded.

2. pl.
   (a) That which is caught or collected with a comb, as
       loose, tangled hair.
   (b) Hair arranged to be worn on the head.

             The baldness, thinness, and . . . deformity of
             their hair is supplied by borders and combings.
                                               --Jer. Taylor.
   (c) (Naut.) See {Coamings}.

{Combing machine} (Textile Manuf.), a machine for combing
   wool, flax, cotton, etc., and separating the longer and
   more valuable fiber from the shorter. See also {Carding
   machine}, under {Carding}.