barb (Meaning)

Wordnet

barb (n)

an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

the pointed part of barbed wire

a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove

one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather

Wordnet

barb (v)

provide with barbs

Webster

barb (n.)

Beard, or that which resembles it, or grows in the place of it.

A muffler, worn by nuns and mourners.

Paps, or little projections, of the mucous membrane, which mark the opening of the submaxillary glands under the tongue in horses and cattle. The name is mostly applied when the barbs are inflamed and swollen.

The point that stands backward in an arrow, fishhook, etc., to prevent it from being easily extracted. Hence: Anything which stands out with a sharp point obliquely or crosswise to something else.

A bit for a horse.

One of the side branches of a feather, which collectively constitute the vane. See Feather.

A southern name for the kingfishes of the eastern and southeastern coasts of the United States; -- also improperly called whiting.

A hair or bristle ending in a double hook.

The Barbary horse, a superior breed introduced from Barbary into Spain by the Moors.

A blackish or dun variety of the pigeon, originally brought from Barbary.

Armor for a horse. Same as 2d Bard, n., 1.

Webster

barb (v. t.)

To shave or dress the beard of.

To clip; to mow.

To furnish with barbs, or with that which will hold or hurt like barbs, as an arrow, fishhook, spear, etc.

barb Sentence Examples

  1. The razor-sharp barbs of the fishhook snagged the fisherman's line.
  2. The barbed wire fence presented a formidable obstacle to trespassers.
  3. The cactus's prickly barbs provided protection against desert predators.
  4. The rose bush bore fragrant flowers adorned with delicate barbs.
  5. The archer's arrows were tipped with deadly barbs that could pierce armor.
  6. The harpoon's barbs ensured that it would not easily slip out of its target.
  7. The poisonous barb of the stingray inflicted excruciating pain to its victims.
  8. The barbed comment cut her deeply, leaving an emotional wound.
  9. The hedgehog unfurled its spines, revealing a defensive array of barbs.
  10. The barbican, a medieval fortification, provided protection from attackers with its projecting towers and barbicans.

FAQs About the word barb

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The razor-sharp barbs of the fishhook snagged the fisherman's line.

The barbed wire fence presented a formidable obstacle to trespassers.

The cactus's prickly barbs provided protection against desert predators.

The rose bush bore fragrant flowers adorned with delicate barbs.