nipple
noun 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 2. 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 3. 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 • nippled adjective

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  • Nipple — Nip ple (n[i^]p p l), n. [Formerly neble, a dim. of neb. See {Neb}, {Nib}.] 1. (Anat.) The protuberance through which milk is drawn from the breast or mamma; the mammilla; a teat; a pap. [1913 Webster] 2. The orifice at which any animal liquid,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nipple — [nip′əl] n. [earlier neble, prob. dim. of NEB] 1. the small protuberance on a breast or udder through which, in the female, the milk passes in suckling the young; teat 2. an artificial teatlike part, as of rubber, in the cap of a baby s nursing… …   English World dictionary

  • nipple — (n.) 1530s, nyppell, teat, duct laden extremity of a mammalian breast, alteration of neble (1520s), probably dim. of neb bill, beak, snout (see NEB (Cf. neb)), hence, lit. a small projection. In reference to an artificial device on an infant s… …   Etymology dictionary

  • nipple — ► NOUN 1) the small projection in which the mammary ducts of female mammals terminate and from which milk can be secreted. 2) the corresponding vestigial structure in a male. 3) a small projection on a machine from which oil or other fluid is… …   English terms dictionary

  • nipple — 1. (nipple) (2153↑, 556↓) Strange tasting and textured breast protudence that has incredible elasticity that when placed between teeth and pulled until it is about to pop off will result in your woman asking for more. Bite it harder. Author: Dick …   Urban English dictionary

  • Nipple — This article is about the anatomical structure. For other uses, see nipple (disambiguation). Nipple A nipple, areola and breast of the human female …   Wikipedia

  • nipple — [1] A fitting which is threaded to the end of a spoke. The nipple is seated in the holes of the rim and receive the threaded end of the spoke. The nipple has a slot at the top so that it can be quickly tightened a little, but the other end of the …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • nipple */ — UK [ˈnɪp(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms nipple : singular nipple plural nipples 1) a small round raised area of dark flesh on a woman s breast or on a man s chest 2) a small object that is shaped like a nipple, used as part of a machine or …   English dictionary

  • Nipple — The pigmented projection on the surface of the breast. Ducts that conduct milk from the mammary glands to the surface of the breast exit through the nipple. The surrounding flat area of pigmentation is the areola. * * * A wartlike projection at… …   Medical dictionary

  • nipple — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ erect, hard, swollen ▪ sensitive, sore ▪ pierced VERB + NIPPLE ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • nipple — [[t]nɪ̱p(ə)l[/t]] nipples 1) N COUNT The nipples on someone s body are the two small pieces of slightly hard flesh on their chest. Babies suck milk from their mothers breasts through their mothers nipples. Sore nipples can inhibit the milk supply …   English dictionary

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