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nib

noun \ˈnib\

: the pointed metal tip of a pen

Full Definition of NIB

1
:  bill, beak
2
a :  the sharpened point of a quill pen
b :  pen point; also :  each of the two divisions of a pen point
3
:  a small pointed or projecting part

Examples of NIB

  1. <a finch cracking seeds in its nib>
  2. <make sure the nib has been sharpened before you try to cut anything>

Origin of NIB

probably alteration of neb
First Known Use: 1585

Related to NIB

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Rhymes with NIB

NIB Defined for Kids

nib

noun \ˈnib\

Definition of NIB for Kids

1
:  a pointed object (as the bill of a bird)
2
:  the point of a pen

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