- 1The pointed end part of a pen, which distributes the ink on the writing surface.More example sentences
- Writing was done with nibs fitted into a pen holder.
- An angled nib means the writer can always see the writing - a particular boon for left-handers - and the hand stays in a better position, the inventor claims.
- At this, Ian pressed his pen so hard into the surface of the paper that he broke his nib.
- 1.1A pointed or projecting part of an object.More example sentences
- That's not a problem - all of Lomi Design's wardrobes are made to order and can be customised to suit your space, whether it involves protruding chimneys, wall nibs, or sloped ceilings.
- 2 (nibs) Shelled and crushed coffee or cocoa beans.More example sentences
- In a small bowl, combine the cacao nibs and brown sugar.
- Add the cocoa nibs and 5-spice powder while stirring constantly to coat.
- When she asked what it was, I responded ‘Homemade marshmallows, roasted peanuts and cocoa nibs enrobed in dark chocolate’, a dark mood crossed her face.
- 2.1Small pieces of caramel, licorice, or other sweets.More example sentences
- Drinks and nibs at the Glassblower, which I'd not been to for… oh, I don't know, probably five years.
late 16th century (in the sense 'beak, nose'): probably from Middle Dutch nib or Middle Low German nibbe, variant of nebbe 'beak' (see neb).
More definitions of nibDefinition of nib in:
- The British & World English dictionary