nab1, neb noun the nose 20. Compare nab chaet etymology: origin obscure; form nab possibly a variant of Scots neb ‘the nose’; perhaps a variant of English knob; forms nab chit, nab cheat also attested by Galloway Tinkler-Gypsies; form neb attested by SS; form nab attested by BS in TDITA; collected by EMcC/PS note:

Form nab attested by Canadian Paul Pope (2013) with the same meaning.

nab2 noun the horn of an animal 20. etymology: perhaps a development of Scots neb ‘any projecting point’; attested by Galloway Tinkler-Gypsies; also collected by Simson (1865) and attested by two of his informants