A thin toothed strip, as of plastic, used to smooth, arrange, or fasten the hair. An implement, such as a card for dressing and cleansing wool or other fiber, that resembles a hair comb in shape or use. A currycomb. The fleshy crest or ridge that grows on the crown of the head of domestic fowl and other birds and is most prominent in the male. Something suggesting a fowl's comb in appearance or position. A honeycomb. To move a comb through (the hair) so as to arrange or groom: combed her hair with a comb; combed his hair with his fingers. To move though or pass across with a raking action: The wind combed the wheatfields. To card (wool or other fiber). To search thoroughly; look through: combed the dresser drawers for a lost bracelet. To eliminate with or as with a comb: combed the snarls out of his hair. To roll and break. Used of waves. To make a thorough search: combed through the file for the contract.