beach·comb·er

/ˈbiːʧˌkoʊmɚ/ noun, pl -ers [count]
: a person who walks along beaches looking for things (such as seashells or items that can be sold)

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  • beach|comb|er — «BEECH KOH muhr», noun. 1. a vagrant or loafer, especially on the islands of the Pacific. 2. U.S. a long wave which rolls in from the ocean upon the beach; breaker; comber …   Useful english dictionary

  • beach|comb — «BEECH KOHM», intransitive verb. to live as a beachcomber …   Useful english dictionary

  • comb — beach·comb; beach·comb·er; cat·a·comb; cocks·comb; comb; comb·er; cox·comb; cox·comb·i·cal; cox·comb·ly; cox·comb·ry; new·comb; re·comb; cox·comb·ic; …   English syllables

  • beach — beach; beach·comb; beach·comb·er; beach·head; beach·less; beach·man; …   English syllables

  • Beach comber — Beach comb er A long, curling wave rolling in from the ocean. See {Comber}. [Amer., archaic] [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beach-comber — (n.) 1840, from BEACH (Cf. beach) (n.) + agent noun from COMB (Cf. comb) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • comb. — 1. combination. 2. combined. 3. combining. 4. combustion. * * * comb1 «kohm», noun, verb. –n. 1. a) a piece of metal, rubber, plastic, or bone, with teeth, used to arrange or straighten the hair, or to hold it in place: »She ran a comb through… …   Useful english dictionary

  • comb´like´ — comb1 «kohm», noun, verb. –n. 1. a) a piece of metal, rubber, plastic, or bone, with teeth, used to arrange or straighten the hair, or to hold it in place: »She ran a comb through her hair to get out the snarls. b) = currycomb. (Cf. ↑currycomb) 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • comb´less — comb1 «kohm», noun, verb. –n. 1. a) a piece of metal, rubber, plastic, or bone, with teeth, used to arrange or straighten the hair, or to hold it in place: »She ran a comb through her hair to get out the snarls. b) = currycomb. (Cf. ↑currycomb) 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • beachcomb — beach·comb …   English syllables

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