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Noun barb has 4 senses
- 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
- barb - the pointed part of barbed wire
--2 is a kind of point
--2 is a part of barbed wire
- 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
- 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