unbarbed

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ barbed

Adjective[edit]

unbarbed (not comparable)

  1. Not barbed.
    • 2007 October 17, Florence Fabricant, “Food Stuff”, New York Times:
      But now there is tuna from small, family-run companies that ply the Pacific, mostly off northern California, Oregon and Washington, and catch the fish using rods with unbarbed hooks, not vast nets, so there is no unwanted “by-catch.”