Nub



[nuhb] /nʌb/

noun
1.
the point, gist, or heart of something.
2.
a knob or protuberance.
3.
a lump or small piece:
a nub of coal; a nub of pencil.
4.
a small mass of fibers produced on a card, dyed brilliant colors, and introduced into yarn during the spinning process.
/nʌb/
noun
1.
a small lump or protuberance
2.
a small piece or chunk
3.
the point or gist: the nub of a story
4.
a small fibrous knot in yarn
n.

“knob, lump, bump,” 1590s, variant of dialectal knub, probably a variant of knob. Figurative meaning “point, gist” first recorded 1834.

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