Nib

Definition of Nib

Pronunciation: nĭb
n.1.A small and pointed thing or part; a point; a prong.
2.(Zool.) The bill or beak of a bird; the neb.
3.The points of a pen; also, the pointed part of a pen; a short pen adapted for insertion in a holder.
4.One of the handles which project from a scythe snath;
5.See his nibs, below.
his nibs
Someone who gives a command or makes a demand, often one who acts in a self-important manner, sometimes one with authority; - used mockingly as a jocose term, as if a title of honor, but not usually in the presence of the person referred to, and usually indicating resentment or contempt.
v. t.1.To furnish with a nib; to point; to mend the point of; as, to nib a pen.
[imp. & p. p. Nebbed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Nibbing.]

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Thule, Ultima Thule, aculeus, acumination, antlia, auger, beak, beezer, bill, bit, bitter end, borer, bottom dollar, boundary, bugle, butt, butt end, conk, cusp, drill, extreme, extremity, fag end, farthest bound, jumping-off place, limit, mucro, muffle, muzzle, nares, neb, needle, nose, nostrils, nozzle, olfactory organ, pecker, point, pole, prick, prickle, proboscis, rhinarium, rostrum, schnozzle, smeller, snoot, snout, sting, stub, stump, tag, tag end, tail, tail end, tip, trunk
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