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Meaning of NIB

Pronunciation:  nib

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  horny projecting mouth of a bird
  2. [n]  the writing point of a pen

NIB is a 3 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: beak, bill, neb, pecker, pen nib
 See Also: bird, mouth, pen, point



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Nib\, n. [A variabt of neb.]
    1. A small and pointed thing or part; a point; a prong. ``The
       little nib or fructifying principle.'' --Sir T. Browne.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) 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;
       also, [Prov. Eng.], the shaft of a wagon.
  2. \Nib\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nebbed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To furnish with a nib; to point; to mend the point of; as, to
    nib a pen.
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