[ US /ˈbɑɹb/ ]
[ UK /bˈɑːb/ ]
  1. one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather
  2. a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove
  3. the pointed part of barbed wire
  4. an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    she threw shafts of sarcasm
    she takes a dig at me every chance she gets
    his parting shot was `drop dead'
  1. provide with barbs
    barbed wire
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How To Use barb In A Sentence

  • Sodium thiopental was used by most U.S. states as part of a lethal injection combination, but many have switched to an alternative drug called pentobarbital amid an ongoing shortage. The Seattle Times
  • The performance had the legislature, including the subjects of the barbs, rocking with laughter.
  • Once the coals are covered in a fur of white ash, start by barbecuing a few vegetables.
  • Siva's devotees are forbidden to use drugs of abuse, such as cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, barbiturates, psychedelics and marijuana, unless prescribed by a licensed physician.
  • A few days after, they brought the intelligence that Barbarina had returned; and the councillor dwelt with her in her new house; and the servants were commanded to call the signora Madame Cocceji. as she was his well-beloved and trusted wife. Berlin and Sans-Souci; or Frederick the Great and his friends
  • So, she ran round and round the scaffold with the executioner striking at her, and her grey hair bedabbled with blood; and even when they held her down upon the block she moved her head about to the last, resolved to be no party to her own barbarous murder. A Child's History of England
  • RITA-award-winning author and WU contributor Barbara Samuel is auctioning off some critiques on eBay in order to raise money for the AVON breast cancer walk in late June. Writer Unboxed » 2008 » June
  • Down below, a mass of brank-ursine formed as it were a pedestal, from the midst of which sprang scarlet geum, rhodanthe with stiff petals, and clarkia with great white carved crosses, that looked like the insignia of some barbarous order. La faute de l'Abbe Mouret
  • Outdoor barbecue ready to eat food and spices which are less likely to fatten up ah?
  • She also debuts on the collectors' Web site, www. barbie. com.
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