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or ni·kab  (nə-käb′)
A veil worn by Muslim women that covers most or all of the face, having a narrow opening or mesh covering for the eyes.

[Arabic niqāb, from naqaba, to pierce, bore a hole, perforate; see nqb in Semitic roots.]


1. (Islam) Islam a type of veil worn by some Muslim women that is made of lightweight opaque fabric and leaves only the eyes uncovered
2. (Clothing & Fashion) Islam a type of veil worn by some Muslim women that is made of lightweight opaque fabric and leaves only the eyes uncovered
[C20: from Arabic]
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Noun1.niqab - a face veil covering the lower part of the face (up to the eyes) worn by observant Muslim women
face veil - a piece of more-or-less transparent material that covers the face
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