Translation of "barb" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /bɑːb/ us /bɑːrb/

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

lengüeta, punta de presa

a remark that is funny but unkind

I tried to ignore their barbs about my new jacket.

(Translation of “barb” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


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)