In cannabis culture, dabbing has become a rising trend. Dabbing is a method of consuming cannabis concentrates. To take a dab, a highly concentrated form of cannabis is heated and the vaporized oil is inhaled, giving the consumer an intense sensation of high.
A dabber refers to a handheld tool or piece of equipment used in the dabbing process. The dabber is a a long, pointy, heatproof tool used to expose a concentrate such as wax, shatter, or BHO to a hot surface on an oil rig pipe. In other words, a dabber is utensil that is used to pick up a small piece of the extract and dab it on the hot nail.
Dabbers are most often made of glass or metal (stainless steel) and specifically help the consumer take dabs safely and without making a mess. Some people might refer to someone who dabs as a 'dabber', but the term actually refers to the tool, not the person.