A number of cleaning brushes.
Different paintbrushes.

A brush is a device that has stiff hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle.

There are many different types of brush used for various purposes:

Paintbrushes (especially the bigger ones as used in East Asian painting and calligraphy) can also be used for tickling, a common fetish in Japan (usually with the "victim" in bondage).

Other meaningsEdit

In computer graphics, a brush is a tool that works like a digital version of a paintbrush. The image editor software typically allows you to select one of many different sized (and shaped) brushes to paint with.

As a verb, to brush means to rub with a brush (or as if with a brush), e.g. for cleaning.

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