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barb

1
1. any of the numerous hairlike filaments that form the vane of a feather
2. a beardlike growth in certain animals
3. a hooked hair or projection on certain fruits
4. any small cyprinid fish of the genus Barbus (or Puntius) and related genera, such as B. conchonius (rosy barb)
5. any of the small fleshy protuberances beneath the tongue in horses and cattle

barb

2
a breed of horse of North African origin, similar to the Arab but less spirited

barb

3
Austral a black kelpie (see kelpie)

barb

[bärb]
(meteorology)
A means of representing wind speed in the plotting of a synoptic chart, being a short, straight line drawn obliquely toward lower pressure from the end of a wind-direction shaft. Also known as feather.
(vertebrate zoology)
A side branch on the shaft of a bird's feather.
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Some angling competition matches did have a rule that after a limit was reached, all flies used had to be barbless.
The light rod is also gentler on fish and easily accommodates Novick's use of barbless hooks and catch and release practices.
He also uses barbless hooks, so the fishes' mouths are not hurt.
15, minimum size is 18 inches with a two-trout limit, and only artificial flies and lures with barbless hooks may be used.
The RSPCA is now calling for fishermen to limit the hazards by following codes which recommend measures such as using barbless hooks and never leaving rods unattended.
Jeff quickly unhooked the barbless hook and was as pleased as punch as he displayed his catch.
In the UK, most anglers now use barbless hooks and scientific reports have shown that the vast majority of fish returned alive and well do not suffer any long-term effects.
Within the preserve, catch-and-release fishing for native rainbow and summer-migrating brown trout is permitted (license required) but limited to the use of artificial lures and flies with single, barbless hooks.
Traces cost a few pounds and it pays to use barbless or semi-barbless hooks.
Fishing will be with maggot and worm using barbless hooks.
To give sh the best chance of survival, NRW said anglers should use barbless single hooks, play the sh quickly, keep it in the water at all times and support the sh facing into the current until it is strong enough to swim away.