There are 2 main definitions of comber in English:

comber1

Syllabification: comb·er
Pronunciation: /ˈkōmər
 
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noun

1A long curling sea wave.
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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 separates and straightens the fibers of cotton or wool.
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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 main 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

Origin

mid 18th century: of unknown origin.

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