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Meaning of DIBBLE

Pronunciation:  'dibul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a wooden hand tool with a pointed end; used to make holes in the ground for planting seeds or bulbs
  2. [v]  make a hole with a dibble or as if with a dibble; "dibble the ground"
  3. [v]  plant with a dibble

DIBBLE is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dibber
 See Also: dig, dig out, hand tool, plant, set



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dib"ble\, n. [See {Dibble}, v. i.]
    A pointed implement used to make holes in the ground in which
    no set out plants or to plant seeds.
  2. \Dib"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dibbled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Dibbling}.] [Freq. of Prov. E. dib, for dip to thrust in.
    See {Dip}.]
    To dib or dip frequently, as in angling. --Walton.
  3. \Dib"ble\, v. t.
    1. To plant with a dibble; to make holes in (soil) with a
       dibble, for planting.
    2. To make holes or indentations in, as if with a dibble.
             The clayey soil around it was dibbled thick at the
             time by the tiny hoofs of sheep.      --H. Miller.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A hand tool used to make holes in the ground for planting seeds, bulbs, or small seedlings.
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