eye brow

eyebrow

[ahy-brou]
noun
1.
the arch or ridge forming the upper part of the orbit of the eye.
2.
the fringe of hair growing on this arch or ridge.
3.
a dormer having a roof that is an upwardly curved continuation of the main roof plane.
4.
Printing, Journalism, kicker ( def 9 ).
5.
Nautical. a curved molding protecting a port from falling or dripping water.

Origin:
1575–85; eye + brow

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eyebrow (ˈaɪˌbraʊ)
 
n
1.  the transverse bony ridge over each eye
2.  the arch of hair that covers this ridgeRelated: superciliary
3.  raise an eyebrow See raise
 
Related: superciliary

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eyebrow
1580s, from eye + brow (O.E. eagbræw meant "eyelid").
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eyebrow eye·brow (ī'brou')
n.

  1. The bony ridge that extends over the eye.

  2. The arch of short hairs that covers this ridge.

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