Nab Nab (n[a^]b), n. [Cf. {Knap}, {Knop}, {Knob}.] 1. The summit of an eminence. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

2. (Firearms) The cock of a gunlock. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

3. (Locksmithing) The keeper, or box into which the lock is shot. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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