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barb

noun [C] uk   /bɑːb/  us   /bɑːrb/

barb noun [C] (POINT)

the sharp part that points backwards from a fish hook (= curved piece of wire) or arrow, making it hard to remove it from something

barb noun [C] (REMARK)

a remark that is funny but unkind: I tried to ignore their barbs about my new jacket.
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