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cobble

Overview

This page has 6 definitions of cobble in English. Cobble is a noun and verb. Examples of how to use cobble in a sentence are shown. Also define these 8 related words and terms: cobblestone, geology, particle, mm, diameter, Wentworth scale, coble, and cobbler.

See also: Cobble and coble

English

Etymology

From Middle English cobill, kobill (used in various combinations with ston, stan (stone), note, nutt (nut), etc.), probably a diminutive of Middle English *cob, *cobb, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *kubb- (lump; round object). Equivalent to cob +‎ -le.

Pronunciation

Noun

cobble (plural cobbles)

  1. A cobblestone.
  2. (geology) A particle from 64 to 256 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale.
    • Geology definition
      The science that studies the structure of the earth (or other planets), together with its origin and development, especially by examination of its rocks. (1 of 2 geology definitions)
    • Particle definition
      A very small piece of matter, a fragment; especially, the smallest possible part of something. (1 of 6 particle definitions)
  3. Alternative form of coble (a kind of fishing-boat).

Translations

Verb

cobble (third-person singular simple present cobbles, present participle cobbling, simple past and past participle cobbled)

  1. (intransitive) To make shoes (what a cobbler does).
  2. (transitive) To assemble in an improvised way.
    I cobbled something together to get us through till morning.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To use cobblestones to pave a road, walkway, etc.

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