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Dab

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(1):

(n.) A name given to several species of flounders, esp. to the European species, Pleuronectes limanda. The American rough dab is Hippoglossoides platessoides.

(2):

(n.) A skillful hand; a dabster; an expert.

(3):

(v. i.) To strike or touch gently, as with a soft or moist substance; to tap; hence, to besmear with a dabber.

(4):

(v. i.) To strike by a thrust; to hit with a sudden blow or thrust.

(5):

(n.) A gentle blow with the hand or some soft substance; a sudden blow or hit; a peck.

(6):

(n.) A small mass of anything soft or moist.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Dab'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/d/dab.html. 1828.

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