an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
provide with barbs; "barbed wire"
one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather
a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove
small bit used in dentistry or surgery
seed vessel having hooks or prickles
any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
either a design that is fixed to some surface or a paper bearing the design which is to be transferred to the surface
cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
be fixed as if by glue; "His eyes were glued on her"
join or attach with or as if with glue; "paste the sign on the wall"; "cut and paste the sentence in the text"
immobilize a piece
a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target
to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
attach or fasten with pins or as if with pins; "pin the needle to the shirt". "pin the blame on the innocent man"
a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
pierce with a pin; "pin down the butterfly"
a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown
axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
pierce with a spear; "spear fish"
an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
thrust up like a spear; "The branch speared up into the air"
Plant, shoot or stalk, as of grass, asparagus or broccoli.
sailing a zigzag course
(nautical) the act of changing tack
(nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
gear for a horse
a short nail with a sharp point and a large head
the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
fix to; attach; "append a charm to the necklace"
sew together loosely, with large stitches; "baste a hem"
fasten with tacks; "tack the notice on the board"
create by putting components or members together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee"
turn into the wind; "The sailors decided to tack the boat"; "The boat tacked"
a Germanic character of runic origin
a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
something that causes irritation and annoyance; "he's a thorn in my flesh"