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  1. barb

    • IPA[bɑːb]

    英式

    • n.
      a sharp projection near the end of an arrow, fish hook, or similar object, which is angled away from the main point so as to make extraction difficult.;a cluster of spikes on barbed wire.
    • noun: barb, plural noun: barbs

    • 釋義
    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a sharp projection near the end of an arrow, fish hook, or similar object, which is angled away from the main point so as to make extraction difficult.
    • 2. a cluster of spikes on barbed wire.
    • 3. a deliberately hurtful remark:

      his barb hurt more than she cared to admit

    • 4. a fleshy filament at the mouth of some fish, such as barbel and catfish.
    • 5. each of the fine hairlike filaments growing from the shaft of a feather, forming the vane.
    • 6. a freshwater fish with barbels around the mouth, popular in aquaria.
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