Comb"ing (?), n.
The act or process of using a comb or a number of combs; as, the combing of one's hair; the combing of wool.
⇒ The process of combing is used in straightening wool of long staple; short wool is carded.
2. pl. (a)
That which is caught or collected with a comb, as loose, tangled hair.
Hair arranged to be worn on the head.
The baldness, thinness, and . . . deformity of their hair is supplied by borders and combings.
Combing machine Textile Manuf., a machine for combing wool, flax, cotton, etc., and separating the longer and more valuable fiber from the shorter. See also Carding machine, under Carding.
© Webster 1913.