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barb

noun (n)

  • an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect (noun.communication)
    Synonym: dig, gibe, jibe, shaft, shot, slam
    source: wordnet30
  • the pointed part of barbed wire (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather (noun.animal)
    source: wordnet30
  • Beard, or that which resembles it, or grows in the place of it. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The Barbary horse, a superior breed introduced from Barbary into Spain by the Moors. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • Armor for a horse. Same as 2d Bard, n., 1. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • provide with barbs (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Barbed wire.
    source: wordnet30
  • To shave or dress the beard of. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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