comber


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

comber

1. a person, tool, or machine that combs wool, flax, etc.
2. a long curling wave; roller

comber

[′kōm·ər]
(oceanography)
A deep-water wave of long, curling character with a high, breaking crest pushed forward by a strong wind.
References in periodicals archive ?
back of the net Eamonn Connor hits the target for Comber Rec in their clash with Sirocco
Dean Comber's papers were given to the cathedral library in 1969, one of which was titled Comber 7 and described as "a journal of his wife Alice".
Here is an example: The operation of a combing set comprising 18 combers E 86 and three OMEGAlap E 36 machines requires five machine operators on average.
Leon Comber employs a biographical approach to assess the impact of British policies toward postwar Malaya.
1 shows the results obtained by considering only the addresses on the map as data sets, corresponding to the analysis by Le Comber et al., (9) that is, no weight was assigned to an address on the basis of the number of recorded cases.
Actually, the hinges on the door to the freezer snapped long ago and taping the door shut was Comber's way to permit continued use of the main part of the fridge.
Following the incident, Comber Road was closed for several hours while police attended the scene.
Le Comber, in collaboration with scientists at the University of Miami and Ain Shams University in Cairo, as well as with Rossmo examined a classic study, the 1854 cholera outbreak in London, and more recent cases of malaria in Cairo.
CABARET TEAM: Vivienne and Malcolm Payne, centre, with Holly and Chris Comber
Comber, 2005, was an impressive feat of intentional disarray.