Meaning of NIPPLE in English

NIPPLE

/ ˈnɪpl; NAmE / noun

1.

either of the two small round dark parts on a person's chest. Babies can suck milk from their mother's breasts through the nipples.

—picture at body

2.

( NAmE ) = teat (1)

3.

a small metal, plastic or rubber object that is shaped like a nipple with a small hole in the end, especially one that is used as part of a machine to direct oil, etc. into a particular place :

a grease nipple

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WORD ORIGIN

mid 16th cent. (also as neble , nible ): perhaps a diminutive of neb .

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