toothcomb (plural toothcombs)
- A dental structure found in certain primates consisting of long, flat teeth with microscopic grooves, and used for grooming the fur.
- (figuratively, from the expression 'fine toothcomb', a misunderstanding of 'fine-tooth comb') A means of making a thorough search.
- The police went through all his possessions with a toothcomb.
- See note at fine-tooth comb.
- (may be considered erroneous) To search thoroughly.
- The flat was toothcombed for any trace of drugs.