[ neb ]
/ nɛb /

noun Scot.

a bill or beak, as of a bird.
the nose, especially of an animal.
the tip or pointed end of anything.
the nib of a pen.
Obsolete. a person's mouth.

Origin of neb

before 900; Middle English nebbe, Old English nebb, cognate with Middle Dutch, Middle Low German nebbe, Old Norse nef. See nib

Definition for neb (2 of 2) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (nɛb) /

noun archaic, or dialect

mainly Scot and Northern English the peak of a cap
the beak of a bird or the nose or snout of an animal
a person's mouth or nose
the projecting part or end of anything
  1. a peak, esp in N England
  2. a prominent gritstone overhang

Word Origin for neb

Old English nebb; related to Old Norse nef, Old High German snabul (German Schnabel)

British Dictionary definitions for neb (2 of 2)


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