cobble


1cob·ble

verb \ˈkä-bəl\

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

: to make or repair (shoes)

cob·bledcob·bling \-b(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of COBBLE

transitive verb
1
chiefly British :  to mend or patch coarsely
2
:  repair, make <cobble shoes>
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

  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

2cobble

noun

Definition of COBBLE

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

Examples of COBBLE

  1. a street paved with cobbles

First Known Use of COBBLE

1600

Rhymes with COBBLE

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