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cobble

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verb, cob·ble \ˈkä-bəl\

Simple Definition of cobble

  • : to make (something) by putting together different parts in a quick way

  • : to make or repair (shoes)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cobble

cobbledcobbling play \-b(ə-)liŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 chiefly British :  to mend or patch coarsely

  3. 2 :  repair, make <cobble shoes>

  4. 3 :  to make or put together roughly or hastily —often used with together or up <cobble together an agreement> <cobble up a temporary solution>

Examples of cobble in a sentence

  1. expensive leather shoes cobbled in Italy



Origin of cobble

Middle English coblen, perhaps back-formation from cobelere cobbler


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with cobble


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cobble

noun cob·ble

Definition of cobble

  1. 1 :  cobblestone

  2. 2 plural chiefly British :  lump coal about the size of small cobblestones



Examples of cobble in a sentence

  1. a street paved with cobbles



1600

First Known Use of cobble

1600



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