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toothcomb Line breaks: tooth|comb
Pronunciation: /ˈtuːθkəʊm/

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Definition of toothcomb in English:


Used with reference to a very thorough search or analysis of something: Cropper will have been through the manuscript with a toothcomb the boys have been over the area with a fine toothcomb


The forms toothcomb and fine toothcomb arose from a misreading of the compound noun fine-tooth comb, a comb with closely spaced teeth. However, in modern use all the forms are accepted in standard English.

Words that rhyme with toothcomb

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