Definitions of barb:
  • noun:   one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather
  • noun:   a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove
  • noun:   the pointed part of barbed wire
  • noun:   an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
  • verb:   provide with barbs
    Example: "Barbed wire"
  • name:  A female given name (rare: 1 in 16666 females; popularity rank in the U.S.: #1188)
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #13356)

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