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nip·ple

 (nĭp′əl)
n.
1.
a. The small projection near the center of the mammary gland containing the outlets of the milk ducts through which young mammals obtain milk from the adult female; a teat.
b. A corresponding projection of the male breast.
2.
a. The rubber cap on a bottle from which a baby nurses.
b. A pacifier for an infant.
3. Any of various devices functioning like or resembling a nipple, especially:
a. A regulated opening for discharging a liquid, as in a small stopcock.
b. A pipe coupling threaded on both ends.
c. A short extension of pipe to which a nozzle can be attached.
d. A small projection through which grease in a grease gun can be forced into a bearing.
4. A natural or geographic projection resembling a nipple, as a mountain crest.

[From obsolete neble, diminutive of neb.]

nipple

(ˈnɪpəl)
n
1. (Anatomy) Also called: mamilla, papilla or teat the small conical projection in the centre of the areola of each breast, which in women contains the outlet of the milk ducts.
2. something resembling a nipple in shape or function
3. (Mechanical Engineering) Also called: grease nipple a small drilled bush, usually screwed into a bearing, through which grease is introduced
4. US and Canadian an informal word for dummy11
[C16: from earlier neble, nible, perhaps from neb, nib]

nip•ple

(ˈnɪp əl)

n.
1. a protuberance of the mamma or breast where, in the female, the milk ducts discharge; teat.
2. something resembling it, as the mouthpiece of a nursing bottle or pacifier.
3. a short piece of pipe with threads on each end, used for joining valves.
[1520–30; earlier neble, nib(b)le, nepil; compare Dan nip point]

nip·ple

(nĭp′əl)
A small projection near the center of the mammary gland, as of the human breast, containing in females the outlets of the milk ducts.

nipple

The conical projection on a breast, which contains the outlets of the milk ducts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nipple - the small projection of a mammary glandnipple - the small projection of a mammary gland
reproductive organ, sex organ - any organ involved in sexual reproduction
mammary gland, mamma - milk-secreting organ of female mammals
2.nipple - a flexible cap on a baby's feeding bottle or pacifier
feeding bottle, nursing bottle, bottle - a vessel fitted with a flexible teat and filled with milk or formula; used as a substitute for breast feeding infants and very young children
cap - a top (as for a bottle)

nipple

noun teat, breast, boob (slang), udder, dug, tit, pap, papilla, mamilla Most newborn mammals possess an instinctive urge to seek out their mother's nipple.
Related words
technical name mamilla
adjective mamillary
Translations
حلمةحَلَمَهمَصّاصَة قَنينَة الحَليب
bradavkadudlík
brystvortesuttehoved
geirvartatútta
papilla
spenelisspenysžindukas
knupītiskrūtsgals
prsna bradavica
bradavicasisak
biberon emziğimeme başı/ucuşişe emziği

nipple

[ˈnɪpl] N
1. (Anat) [of female] → pezón m; [of male] → tetilla f; (on baby's bottle) → tetina f
2. (Mech) → boquilla f roscada, manguito m de unión; (for greasing) → engrasador m, pezón m de engrase

nipple

[ˈnɪpəl] n
(ANATOMY) [woman] → mamelon m, bout m du sein; [animal] → tétine f
(on baby's bottle)tétine f

nipple

n
(Anat) → Brustwarze f, → Nippel m (inf); (US: on baby’s bottle) → Sauger m, → Schnuller m (inf)
(Tech) → Nippel m

nipple

[ˈnɪpl] n (Anat) → capezzolo

nipple

(ˈnipl) noun
1. the darker, pointed part of a woman's breast from which a baby sucks milk; the equivalent part of a male breast.
2. (American) the rubber mouth-piece of a baby's feeding-bottle; a teat.

nip·ple

n. pezón; [of male] tetilla; [nursing bottle] mamadera, tetera;
cracked ______ agrietado;
engorged ______ enlechado;
retracted ______ retractado.

nipple

n (female) pezón m; (male) tetilla; (of a baby bottle) tetina; — shield pezonera
References in classic literature ?
The nipple was about half the bigness of my head, and the hue both of that and the dug, so varied with spots, pimples, and freckles, that nothing could appear more nauseous: for I had a near sight of her, she sitting down, the more conveniently to give suck, and I standing on the table.
As he spoke he drew his keen blade of bronze, sharpened on both sides, and with a loud cry sprang towards Ulysses, but Ulysses instantly shot an arrow into his breast that caught him by the nipple and fixed itself in his liver.
Therefore he was named Simoeisius, but he did not live to pay his parents for his rearing, for he was cut off untimely by the spear of mighty Ajax, who struck him in the breast by the right nipple as he was coming on among the foremost fighters; the spear went right through his shoulder, and he fell as a poplar that has grown straight and tall in a meadow by some mere, and its top is thick with branches.
As he was leaving the body, Thoas of Aetolia struck him in the chest near the nipple, and the point fixed itself in his lungs.
I, Jose da Silvestra, who am now dying of hunger in the little cave here no snow is on the north side of the nipple of the southernmost of the two mountains I have named Sheba's Breasts, write this in the year 1590 with a cleft bone upon a remnant of my raiment, my blood being the ink.
climb the snow of Sheba's left breast, till he reaches the nipple, on the north side of which is Solomon's great road.
One-third of it was an old muzzle-loading fowling-piece with ragged rust holes where the nipples should have been; one-third a wirebound matchlock with a worm-eaten stock, and one-third a four-bore flint duck-gun, without a flint.
Isabeau, my dear, I shall not be satisfied with Jupiter until he has changed your two white nipples into two black bottles, where I may suck wine of Beaune day and night.
Now physicians have developed a way to remove the breast tissue--where cancer usually resides--while maintaining most of the skin and nipple.
The surgeon will need to remove excess skin and fat and move the nipple up.
The purpose of the Nipple Pride Parade is to empower them to overcome those feelings.
Women with large or sagging breasts are often not offered preservation of their nipple complex due to the inability to elevate the nipple position after mastectomy.