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barb

barb

 
 
pronunciation:
barb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a small, sharp point that sticks out in the opposite direction of the main point or hook, as on an arrow, fishhook, or the like.
The barb of his fishhook was stuck in his hat.
similar words:
affront
derivation: barbless (adj.)
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