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barb

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noun
  • point of an arrow, a fish-hook, etc curved backwards to make it difficult to pull out [Barron]
  • a biting or pointedly critical remark or comment [Taisha]
  • sharp projection from fishhook, arrow, or other object; openly cutting remark [Nandigam]

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