Meaning of NIPPLE in English


— nippleless , adj.

/nip"euhl/ , n.

1. a protuberance of the mamma or breast where, in the female, the milk ducts discharge; teat.

2. something resembling it, as the mouthpiece of a nursing bottle or pacifier.

3. a short piece of pipe with threads on each end, used for joining valves.

[ 1520-30; earlier neble, nib ( b ) le, nepil; perh. akin to NIB; cf. Dan nip point; see -LE ]

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