Nib Definition

nĭb
nibbed, nib, nibs
noun
nibs
The point of a pen.
Webster's New World
A tapered point of a pen, designed to be inserted into a penholder or fountain pen.
American Heritage
The bill or beak of a bird.
Webster's New World
A sharp point or tip.
American Heritage
The projecting end of anything; point.
Webster's New World
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verb
To sharpen and split the end of (a quill) to make a pen.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Nib

Noun

Singular:
nib
Plural:
nibs

Origin of Nib

  • Alteration of neb

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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