Origin of neb
Related Words for nebsnout, top, edge, deadline, term, point, muzzle, proboscis, projection, nozzle, bill, prow, nib, mandible, pecker, stump, tip, bound, stub, borderline
Examples from the Web for neb
Historical Examples of neb
Neb then thought of employing Jup, and confiding a note to him.
They had no news from Neb, but were not uneasy on that account.
“As Neb says, I should just like to ketch yer at it,” roared Blane.
Rayther hot in there, sir, and Neb had swallowed up all the fresh air there was.
“Hold your tongue, Neb, and let the doctor tie you up,” growled Bob Hampton.
noun archaic, or dialect
- a peak, esp in N England
- a prominent gritstone overhang
Word Origin for neb
"beak or bill of a bird," Old English nebb "beak, nose; face, countenance; beak-shaped thing," common Germanic (cf. Old Norse nef "beak, nose," Middle Dutch nebbe "beak," Old High German snabul, German Schnabel "beak," Old Frisian snavel "mouth"), of uncertain origin.