the pointed end part of a pen, which distributes the ink on the writing surface.
a pointed or projecting part of an object.
shelled and crushed coffee or cocoa beans.
small pieces of caramel, licorice, or other sweets.
(dial.) beak, bill XVI; pen-point; (pl.) short handles on the shaft of a scythe XVII; peak, tip XVIII; (pl.) small pieces into which cocoa-beans are crushed XIX. prob. — MDu. nib
or MLG. nibbe
, var. of nebbe
Pointed extremity, e.g. the top of a steeply-pitched pyramidal finial
, hence nib-stone
, crib, dib, fib, glib, jib, lib, nib, rib, sib, snib, squib
•memsahib • Carib • sparerib