Meaning of NIPPLE in English


n.1 a small projection in which the mammary ducts of either sex of mammals terminate and from which in females milk is secreted for the young.

2 the teat of a feeding-bottle.

3 a device like a nipple in function, e.g. the tip of a grease-gun.

4 a nipple-like protuberance.

5 US a short section of pipe with a screw-thread at each end for coupling.

Etymology: 16th c., also neble, nible, perh. dimin. f. neb

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.