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Noun: barb  baa(r)b
  1. An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    "his parting barb was 'drop dead'";
    - shot, shaft, slam, dig, jibe, gibe
     
  2. The pointed part of barbed wire
     
  3. A subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove
     
  4. One of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather
Verb: barb  baa(r)b
  1. Provide with barbs
    "barbed wire"

Derived forms: barbed, barbing, barbs

Type of: alter, change, comment, fibril, filament, input, modify, point, remark, strand

Part of: arrowhead, barbed wire, barbwire, hook, lance, shaft, spear, vane, web

Encyclopedia: Barb, Ontario