- 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.
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Origin of nib
OTHER WORDS FROM nibniblike, adjective
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Example sentences 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
It might not be safe to kill him; but it would be safe enough to kill Nib.
Arms or Branches.Width of nib at start, and built-up at free end.Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering|Edward Johnston