- Islam a type of veil worn by some Muslim women that is made of lightweight opaque fabric and leaves only the eyes uncovered
C20: from Arabic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Examples from the Web for niqab
This problem of anonymity is one of the prime reasons the niqab was banned in France and some other European countries.
One occasionally spies women wearing the niqab with designer sunglasses over their eyes, especially in the blingy Emirates.
When I decided to remove the niqab in 2002, I faced a bitter war with my family and society.Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil
Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights
October 30, 2014
In the niqab case, the Supreme Court faced a painful problem.
My National Post column reflects on the Canadian Supreme Court's ambiguous ruling on the niqab.