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barb

 
Noun barb has 4 senses
  1. shot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe - an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
    --1 is a kind of remark, comment
    --1 has particulars: cheap shot
  2. barb - the pointed part of barbed wire
    --2 is a kind of
    point
    --2 is a part of barbed wire
    Derived forms: verb barb1, verb barb2
  3. barb - a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove
    --3 is a kind of
    point
    --3 is a part of hook; arrowhead; spear, lance, shaft
    --3 has particulars: fluke
  4. barb - one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather
    --4 is a kind of
    fibril, filament, strand
    --4 is a part of vane, web
Verb barb has 2 senses
  1. barb - provide with barbs; "barbed wire"
    --1 is one way to
    change, alter, modify
    Derived form: noun barb2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. barb - provide with barbs; "barbed wire"
    --2 is one way to
    change, alter, modify
    Derived form: noun barb2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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