Meaning of NIPPLE in English


■ noun

1》 the small projection in which the mammary ducts of female mammals terminate and from which milk can be secreted.

↘the corresponding vestigial structure in a male.

↘ N. Amer. the teat of a feeding bottle.

2》 a small projection on a machine, especially one from which oil or other fluid is dispensed.

↘a short section of pipe with a screw thread at each end for coupling.


~d adjective


C16 (also as neble , nible ): perh. a dimin. of neb .

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