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nounNorthern english, Scottish
1A nose, snout, or bird's beak.
- ‘Keep your cocky neb out and concentrate on playing your grandad tournaments and pretending to be a panto queen.’
- ‘Apart from my neb, I'm really not that bad looking, but whenever I'm talking to anyone they just can't help staring at it.’
- 1.1The peak of a cap.
- ‘The fellow had his cap on back to front just as you did when you were milking by hand as it meant your head fitted more snuggly into the cow's flank without the cap neb being in the way.’
Old English nebb, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch neb(be); compare with nib.
1(in the UK) National Enterprise Board.
2New English Bible.
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