eyebrow

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Long eyebrows on a Chinese man

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English eȝebreu, alteration of Old English ēaganbrū (eyebrow), equivalent to eye +‎ brow. The corresponding Old English ēagbrǣw meant "eyelid". Compare German Augenbraue (eyebrow).

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eyebrow (plural eyebrows)

  1. The hair that grows over the bone ridge above the eye socket.
  2. (construction) A dormer, usually of small size, whose roof line over the upright face is typically an arched curve, turning into a reverse curve to meet the horizontal line at either end.

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