Meaning of nib

nib

Pronunciation: (nib), [key]
— n.
  1. the point of a pen, or either of its divisions.
  2. a penpoint for insertion into a penholder.
  3. a point of anything: a cutting tool with a diamond nib.
  4. a bill or beak, as of a bird; neb.
  5. any pointed extremity.
    1. a piece of sintered tungsten carbide used as a die for drawing wire or the like.
    2. (in powder metallurgy) a compact at any stage of its manufacture.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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