cobble

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See also: Cobble and coble

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Etymology[edit]

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.

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Noun[edit]

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).

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Verb[edit]

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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