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Webster 1913 Edition


Cobble

Cob′ble

,
Noun.
A fishing boat. See
Coble
.

Cob′ble

,
Noun.
[From
Cob
a lump. See
Cob
,
Noun.
, 9, and cf.
Copple
,
Copplestone
.]
1.
A cobblestone.
“Their slings held cobbles round.”
Fairfax.
2.
pl.
Cob coal. See under
Cob
.

Cob′ble

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Cobbled
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Cobbling
.]
[OF.
cobler
,
copler
, to join or knit together, couple, F.
coupler
, L.
copulare
to couple, join. Cf.
Couple
,
Noun.
&
Verb.
T.
]
1.
To make or mend coarsely; to patch; to botch;
as, to
cobble
shoes
.
Shak.
“A
cobbled
saddle.”
Thackeray.
2.
To make clumsily.
Cobbled rhymes.”
Dryden.
3.
To pave with cobblestones.

Webster 1828 Edition


Cobble

COBBLE

,

Definition 2021


cobble

cobble

See also: coble

English

Noun

cobble (plural cobbles)

  1. A cobblestone.
  2. (geology) A particle from 64 to 256 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale
  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.

Translations