pen nib


pen nib
   One of two divisions or points that form the writing portion of a dip pen or fountain pen.

Forensic science glossary. . 2012.

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  • Nib — (n[i^]b), n. [A variabt of neb.] 1. A small and pointed thing or part; a point; a prong. The little nib or fructifying principle. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The bill or beak of a bird; the neb. [1913 Webster] 3. The points of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nib — [nib] n. [var. of NEB] 1. the bill or beak of a bird 2. a) Historical the split and sharpened end of a quill pen b) the point of a pen 3. the projecting end of anything; point vt …   English World dictionary

  • Nib — Nib, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nebbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nibbing}.] To furnish with a nib; to point; to mend the point of; as, to nib a pen. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nib — [nıb] n ↑cap, ↑nib [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from neb beak (11 19 centuries), from Old English nebb] 1.) the pointed metal part at the end of a pen 2.) his/her nibs old fashioned informal someone in authority or someone who thinks they… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nib — [ nıb ] noun count the pointed end of a pen that you write with …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nib — ► NOUN 1) the pointed end part of a pen, which distributes the ink. 2) (nibs) shelled and crushed coffee or cocoa beans. ORIGIN originally in the sense «beak, nose»: probably from Dutch nib or Low German nibbe, related to NEB(Cf. ↑N) …   English terms dictionary

  • pen — [n1] enclosure cage, coop, corral, fence, fold, hedge, hutch, jail, penitentiary, prison, sty, wall*; concepts 439,443 Ant. open space pen [n2] writing instrument ball point, felt tip, fountain pen, marker, nib, quill, reed, stick, stylograph;… …   New thesaurus

  • pen|point — «PEHN POYNT», noun. 1. a small metal instrument with a split point, used with a holder for writing in ink; nib. 2. a point used for writing on any pen, such as the ball at the end of a ballpoint pen …   Useful english dictionary


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