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  Definition of barb
  1. one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather
  2. a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove
  3. the pointed part of barbed wire
  4. 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"
  5. provide with barbs; "barbed wire"
  6. provide with barbs; "barbed wire"
Similar Words: shot, shaft, slam, dig, jibe, gibe

 

Hyponyms: fluke, cheap shot

 

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

 

Derivational Morphology: jeer, scoff, flout, barrack, gibe

 

Anagrams: Arab

 

 
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