Nab (?), n. [Cf. Knap, Knop, Knob.]

1.

The summit of an eminence.

[Prov. Eng.]

Halliwell.

2. Firearms

The cock of a gunlock.

Knight.

3. Locksmithing

The keeper, or box into which the lock is shot.

Knight.

 

© Webster 1913.


Nab, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nabbed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Nabbing.] [Dan nappe, or Sw. nappa.]

To catch or seize suddenly or unexpectedly.

[Colloq.]

Smollett.

 

© Webster 1913.

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