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Meaning of nub

nub

Pronunciation: (nub), [key]
— n.
  1. the point, gist, or heart of something.
  2. a knob or protuberance.
  3. a lump or small piece: a nub of coal; a nub of pencil.
  4. a small mass of fibers produced on a card, dyed brilliant colors, and introduced into yarn during the spinning process.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • nub (Thesaurus)