Nip"ple(np"p'l), n. [Formerly neble, a dim. of neb. See Neb, Nib.] 1. (Anat.) The protuberance through which milk is drawn from the breast or mamma; the mammilla; a teat; a pap.
2. The orifice at which any animal liquid, as the oil from an oil bag, is discharged.
3. Any small projection or article in which there is an orifice for discharging a fluid, or for other purposes; as, the
nipple of a nursing bottle; the
nipple of a percussion lock, or that part on which the cap is put and through which the fire passes to the charge.
(Mech.) A pipe fitting, consisting of a short piece of pipe, usually provided with a screw thread at each end, for connecting two other fittings.
Solder nipple, a short pipe, usually of brass, one end of which is tapered and adapted for attachment to the end of a lead pipe by soldering.
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