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Related / Similar Words: shot, shaft, slam, dig, jibe, gibe

 

Definition:
  • one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather;
  • a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove;
  • the pointed part of barbed wire;
  • an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead''"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets";
  • provide with barbs; "barbed wire";
  • provide with barbs; "barbed wire";

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    Hyponyms: fluke, cheap shot

     

    Part Meronyms: vane, web, hook, arrowhead, spear, lance, shaft, barbed wire

     

    Derivational Morphology: jeer, scoff, flout, barrack, gibe

     

    Anagrams: Arab

     

     
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