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.
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.