Noun(1) an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect(2) the pointed part of barbed wire(3) a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove(4) one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather
Verb(1) provide with barbs
(1) The physician should advance the fishhook to disengage the barb , then pull and twist it so that the point enters the lumen of the needle.(2) In addition to the giant catfish, the project focuses on other endangered species, such as the giant barb, the national fish of Cambodia, and the seven-striped barb .(3) his barb hurt more than she cared to admit(4) And from its tip protruded a barb that dripped poison.(5) Spahis rode hardy little barb stallions, which they controlled with severe bits.(6) Although Ferguson spoke with only a semi-serious tone, there was a barb within his remarks, as is often the case with jokes.(7) ├ö├ç├┐You only did it because the Americans were not there,├ö├ç├û was the cutting barb tossed in his direction as he signed an autograph within days of returning from Moscow.(8) The arrow had barely gone in, half the barb still sticking out.(9) 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.(10) The barbed wire is, er, a piece of rusty barbed wire about 120 mm long - with one barb .(11) These species include the giant barb (a type of carp), the giant freshwater stingray, and the river catfish.(12) The story is clever and very risquÔö£┬« for its time, dealing with serious themes of sex, fidelity, and jealousy with trademarked barbs and one-liners.(13) A sticker is a small seed with spiny barbs that stick to anything that passes.(14) She lets all her barbs hang like that; verging on the rhetorical.(15) Try squashing the barbs on two of the three points to ease removal.(16) ├ö├ç├┐I don't have the energy to trade barbs with you, Sandra,├ö├ç├û Sam told her tiredly.