Definition of nib noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//nɪb//
; NAmE NAmE//nɪb//
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the metal point of a pen I dipped the nib into the ink and started to write. Word Originlate 16th cent. (in the sense ‘beak, nose’): probably from Middle Dutch nib or Middle Low German nibbe, variant of nebbe ‘beak’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nib