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ni·qabor 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.
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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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|Noun||1.||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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