- a piece of sintered tungsten carbide used as a die for drawing wire or the like.
- (in powder metallurgy) a compact at any stage of its manufacture.
- niagara, fort,
- niah cave,
Origin of nib
Origin of nibs
Examples from the Web for nib
When the cocoa beans are roasted, their shells crack to expose the nib, which is then ground into a thick paste.
He pinched a bit of floss from the nib of his pen and tried to swing into the period of which he was writing.Birthright|T.S. Stribling
When they presented themselves at the Rectory together, the cordiality of Nib's reception had lessened his master's awkwardness.
The width of the nib should be approximately the same as the thickness of the thick strokes of the writing.Illumination and its Development in the Present Day|Sidney Farnsworth
verb nibs, nibbing or nibbed (tr)
Word Origin for nib
Word Origin for nibs
1580s, "beak or bill of a bird," Scottish variant of Old English neb (see neb). Meaning "point" (of a pen or quill) first recorded 1610s.
especially in His Nibs "boss, employer, self-important person," 1821, of unknown origin; perhaps a variant of nob "person of high position."