1. [ noun ] an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
Synonyms: shot shaft jibe dig gibe slam

"his parting shot was `drop dead'" "she threw shafts of sarcasm" "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"

Related terms: remark cheap_shot jeer
2. [ noun ] a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove
Related terms: point fluke spear hook arrowhead
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 13356
4. [ verb ] provide with barbs, as of fences, for example

"barbed wire"

Related terms: change
5. [ verb ] provide with barbs

"barbed wire"

Related terms: change
6. [ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 1188
7. [ noun ] the pointed part of barbed wire
Related terms: point barbed_wire
8. [ noun ] one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather
Related terms: fibril vane
Similar spelling:   barbu