There are 2 definitions of comber in English:

comber1

Line breaks: comb¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊmə
 
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noun

  • 1A long curling sea wave: the combers, glassy blue-green, moved slowly in
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    • I was caught in a comber of snow - a maelstrom like the break of a tsunami.
    • Then a heavy comber shook my plane violently, tossing me from the cockpit into the water.
  • 2A person or machine that prepares cotton or wool for manufacture by separating and straightening the fibres.
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    • What I never knew until now is that February 3, the day after Candlemas, is the Feast of St Blaise, the patron saint of wool combers.
    • The majority of combers, spinners, cob winders, spoolers, beamers, weavers, menders, and other workers (about three hundred in all) were female.

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There are 2 definitions of comber in English:

comber2

Line breaks: comb¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒmbə
 
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noun

  • A small fish that gapes when dead, occurring in shallow waters from the western English Channel to the Mediterranean. Also called gaper.
    • Serranus cabrilla, family Serranidae
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    • On rocky rummages in the shallows you might spy damsel fish, red mullet, painted combers and rainbow wrasse before they dart off.
    • It was interesting to observe how his copious nosebleed excited the fish, which came tumbling in to find out what was going on - the grouper, always inquisitive anyway, bream, combers and damselfish.

Origin

mid 18th century: of unknown origin.

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Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space