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noun \ˈneb\

Definition of neb

  1. 1 a :  the beak of a bird or tortoise :  bill b chiefly dialect :  a person's mouth c :  nose 1, snout

  2. 2 :  nib, tip



Examples of neb in a sentence

  1. <the cardinal has a black face and a noticeable bright red neb>

  2. <with her round glasses perched on her small neb, the librarian certainly presents an owlish appearance>



Origin of neb

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Norse nef beak


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with neb


Neb

abbreviation

Definition of Neb

  1. Nebraska



Variants of neb

or Nebr

NEB

abbreviation

Definition of NEB

  1. New English Bible




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