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Definition of emery board in English:


A strip of thin wood or card coated with emery or another abrasive and used as a nail file.
Example sentences
  • And after you finish cutting them, smooth them out with an emery board.
  • Then use an emery board for smoothing any rough edges.
  • Slightly buff your fingernails with an emery board to ‘roughen’ them up.

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