Examples of nub in a Sentence
The dog chewed his bone down to a nub.
The shoes have little nubs on the bottom that prevent you from slipping.
Recent Examples of nub from the Web
The keys are only slightly raised with flat tops, which might be annoying to those used to boards with a more nub-like keytop.
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Origin and Etymology of nub
alteration of English dialect knub, probably from Low German knubbe
First Known Use: 1696See Words from the same year
NUB Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nub for English Language Learners
: a small piece or end : a small part that sticks out
NUB Defined for Kids
Definition of nub for Students
1 : a small rounded part that sticks out from something These shoes have nubs on the bottom to prevent slipping.
2 : a small piece or end that remains after something has been removed or worn away a nub of pencil
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