Meaning of “comber” in the English Dictionary

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"comber" in British English

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combernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkəʊ.mər/ us /ˈkoʊ.mɚ/

Examples from literature

  • A third time the beach combers crashed down like a falling mountain. 
  • As the wave speeds on, and the bottom strikes the ground, the top breaks into a huge comber. 
  • Great combers occasionally swept the decks from bow to stern. 
  • The next beach comber could not budge her. 
  • The sea lay sparkling in the sunlight, while almost at their feet great white-crested combers were rolling in and breaking against the sandy bluff. 

(Definition of “comber” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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