dibble

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

dib +‎ -le, frequentative.

Noun[edit]

dibble (plural dibbles)

  1. A pointed implement used to make holes in the ground in which to set out plants or to plant seeds.
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Verb[edit]

dibble (third-person singular simple present dibbles, present participle dibbling, simple past and past participle dibbled)

  1. To make holes, or plant seeds, using a dibble.
  2. To dib or dip frequently, as in angling.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the character of Officer Dibble in the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series Top Cat.

Noun[edit]

dibble (uncountable)

  1. (slang) The police.
    Watch out, lads! Here comes the dibble!