nibble

Definitions

General English

  • verb to eat something by taking small bites

General Science

  • noun half the length of a standard byte

Cricket

  • verb to play tentatively to a ball pitching on or outside the line of off stump, often edging it to a fielder
    Citation ‘Vaughan repaired the damage, but he nibbled outside off stump to give Ponting his first wicket of the 21st century’ (Lawrence Booth, Wisden 2006)

Electronics

  • Half a byte, which is the same as 4 adjacent bits. Also spelled nybble.
  • synonymnybble
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