Translation of "barb" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun /baːb/

a backward-facing point on an arrowhead, fishing hook etc

The fish become caught on the barb of the hook.

a hurtful remark

alfilerazo, pulla
a cruel barb aimed at her husband.
barbed adjective

incisivo, mordaz
She made a barbed remark about Bill’s new girlfriend
barbed wire noun

wire with sharp points at intervals

alambre de espinas
I tore my skirt on that barbed wire
( adjective (etc) with hyphen ) a barbed-wire fence.

(Translation of “barb” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)