an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect;
"his parting shot was `drop dead'"
"she threw shafts of sarcasm"
"she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
the pointed part of barbed wire
a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove
one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather
provide with barbs;
- Surgeons removed a foot-long barb from his heart.
- A fish hook has a barb to prevent the fish from escaping after being hooked.
- And with that last barb, Harry's slowly unravelling grip on his temper gave way.
His loftie steed with..goodly gorgeous barbes.出自： Spenser
The needlessly sharp censures with which he barbed the fine imposed upon an enclosing landlord.出自： fig.