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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Dab


DAB, verb transitive

1. To strike gently with the hand; to slap; to box.

2. To strike gently with some soft or moist substance; as, to dab a sore with lint.

DAB, noun

1. A gentle blow with the hand.

2. A small lump or mass of any thing soft or moist.

3. Something moist or slimy thrown on one.

4. In law language, an expert man.[See Dabster.]

5. A small flat fish, of the genus Pleuronectes, of a dark brown color.