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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
“When Betty Bee sets her stinger deep into your skin she forgets she has a barb attached to her stinger that prevents her from pulling it out of her victim.”
A deliberately hurtful remark
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“The barb stung her exactly the way he hoped it would.”
A witty remark or joke
The lower shaft of a feather, specifically the region lacking barbs
An animal organ such as an antenna or palp that is used for testing things by touch or for searching for food
A barbed missile resembling a spear that is attached to a long rope and thrown by hand or fired from a gun, used for catching whales and other large sea creatures
A pointed end, often sharp, abruptly terminating an organ, such as a projection at the tip of a leaf
Any object used as a weapon by being thrown or fired through the air, such as stone, arrow or bullet
A bent piece of metal, typically barbed and baited, for catching fish
A curved pointed horny nail on each digit of the foot in birds, lizards, and some mammals
To give a point to
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