nib

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noun \ˈnib\

Definition of nib

  1. 1 :  bill, beak

  2. 2 a :  the sharpened point of a quill pen b :  pen point; also :  each of the two divisions of a pen point

  3. 3 :  a small pointed or projecting part

Examples of nib in a sentence

  1. <a finch cracking seeds in its nib>

  2. <make sure the nib has been sharpened before you try to cut anything>

Origin and Etymology of nib

probably alteration of neb


First Known Use: 1585


NIB Defined for English Language Learners

nib

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noun \ˈnib\

Definition of nib for English Language Learners

  • : the pointed metal tip of a pen


NIB Defined for Kids

nib

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noun \ˈnib\

Definition of nib for Students

  1. 1 :  a pointed object (as the bill of a bird)

  2. 2 :  the point of a pen



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