|1.||the writing point of a pen, esp an insertable tapered metal part with a split tip|
|2.||a point, tip, or beak|
|3.||(plural) crushed cocoa beans|
|—vb , nibs, nibbing, nibbed|
|4.||to provide with a nib|
|5.||to prepare or sharpen the nib of|
|[C16 (in the sense: beak): origin obscure; compare Northern German nibbe tip. See |
The smooth or serrated portion of a dental instrument that comes into contact with restorative material being condensed.