Origin of nibs
Definition for nibs (2 of 2)
- 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.
Origin of nib
Related formsnib·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for nibs
"That was one for his nibs," chuckled Mr. Blodgett appreciatively.The Story of an Untold Love|Paul Leicester Ford
"What a lark if there's a storm," laughed His Nibs, removing a sandwich to say so.Old Junk|H. M. Tomlinson
Now Nibs rose from the ground, and the others thought that his staring eyes still saw the wolves.
As the pirates advanced, the quick eye of Starkey sighted Nibs disappearing through the wood, and at once his pistol flashed out.
You can't do it, Nibs,—you can't do it—you may have the spurt speed, but you haven't got the wind.Ann Arbor Tales|Karl Edwin Harriman