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stab

(stab),
To pierce with a pointed instrument, as a knife or dagger.
[Gael. stob]

stab

shaped like or resembling a staff or rod.

stab

(stab)
1. to pierce or wound with a pointed instrument.
2. to thrust a pointed instrument into something.

stab

Etymology: ME, stabbe, piercing wound
a neutrophilic band.

stab

Forensics
verb To thrust a sharp object into a victim and, usually, interrupt the skin surface.
 
Microbiology
noun Stab culture, see there.
 
verb To inoculate a semisolid bacterial growth medium, usually in a “slant” tube, with a jabbing motion performed with streaking, which combines anaerobic (“stab”) and aerobic (“streak”) conditions in the same test tube; used in triple sugar iron agar tubes.
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A spokesman for Huddersfield University said their own campus security staff did not wear stab vests, adding: "There is no reason to and we've never had reason for staff to wear stab vests.
The 21-foot rule, a dogma of law enforcement training, has held that at a distance closer than 21 feet, a suspect with an edged weapon in hand could stab an officer before that officer could fire two shots.
Stab City is a coming-of-age story, JD Salinger style.
On the front of her chest were a series of 12 small stab wounds between 6mm and 9mm in length.
It's better to stab than to be stabbed," says Newman.
A 20-year-old city man drove himself to UMass Memorial Medical Center - Memorial Campus on Belmont Street with two stab wounds to the abdomen.
The jury also heard Hearn told police he had not meant to stab Mr Howard, but picked up the knife when he became aggressive.
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The baby's 27-year-old mother also underwent surgery late Wednesday for stab wounds to her neck, and was in a serious condition.
The man was found lying in the street suffering from stab wounds to his neck and abdomen, Eugene police said.
This standard and program will allow law enforcement and corrections officers to purchase stab armor with confidence.
Police said they rushed to the site and found the dead body of a 25-year-old man, wearing jeans and a T-shirt, lying in a pool of blood, with eight stab wounds in his chest, stomach and neck.