Meaning of NIPPLE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈni-pəl ]


Etymology: earlier neble, nible, probably diminutive of neb, nib

Date: circa 1530

1. : the protuberance of a mammary gland upon which in the female the lactiferous ducts open and from which milk is drawn


a. : an artificial teat through which a bottle-fed infant nurses

b. : a device with an orifice through which the discharge of a liquid can be regulated


a. : a protuberance resembling or suggesting the nipple of a breast

b. : a small projection through which oil or grease is injected into machinery

4. : a pipe coupling consisting of a short piece of threaded tubing

• nip·pled -pəld adjective

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