Definitions for nibbler

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nib•bleˈnɪb əl(v.; n.)-bled, -bling

  1. (v.i.)to bite off small bits:

    to nibble on a cracker.

  2. to eat or chew in small bites.

  3. to bite lightly or gently.

  4. (v.t.)to bite off or take small bits of (something).

  5. to eat by biting off small pieces.

  6. to bite gently.

  7. nibble (away) at,to cause to decrease or diminish bit by bit.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  8. (n.)a small piece bitten off; morsel or bite.

  9. an act or instance of nibbling.

  10. a response by a fish to bait on a fishing line.

  11. a tentative but positive response or reaction.

Origin of nibble:

1425–75; late ME nebillen to peck away at, nibble, try, perh. < MLG nibbelen to pick with the beak


Princeton's WordNet

  1. nibbler(noun)

    a biter who takes dainty repeated bites


  1. nibbler(Noun)

    someone who nibbles

  2. nibbler(Noun)

    a tool for cutting sheet metal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nibbler(noun)

    one who, or that which, nibbles


  1. Nibbler

    A nibbler is a tool for cutting sheet metal with minimal distortion. One type operates much like a punch and die, with a blade that moves in a linear fashion against a fixed die, removing small bits of metal and leaving a kerf approximately 6 mm wide. Another type operates similar to tin snips, but shears the sheet along two parallel tracks 3–6 mm apart, rolling up the waste in a tight spiral as it cuts. Nibblers may be manual or powered. Power nibblers are often powered by compressed air, though electrical types also exist. A common DIY nibbler tool is an electric drill attachment, which converts the rotary motion of the drill into a reciprocating motion of the jaw. ⁕ Detail of cutting bit of manual nibbler, punch-and-die type ⁕ Shear-type nibbler and detail of cutting head


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