Pronunciation: (nib),[key] —n. 1. the point of a pen, or either of its divisions.
2. a penpoint for insertion into a penholder.
3. a point of anything: a cutting tool with a diamond nib. 4. a bill or beak, as of a bird; neb.
5. any pointed extremity.
6. Metall. a. a piece of sintered tungsten carbide used as a die for drawing wire or the like.
b. (in powder metallurgy) a compact at any stage of its manufacture.