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rubble

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noun rub·ble \ˈrə-bəl\

Simple Definition of rubble

  • : broken pieces of stone, brick, etc., from walls or buildings that have fallen

Full Definition of rubble

  1. 1 a :  broken fragments (as of rock) resulting from the decay or destruction of a building <fortifications knocked into rubble — C. S. Forester> b :  a miscellaneous confused mass or group of usually broken or worthless things

  2. 2 :  waterworn or rough broken stones or bricks used in coarse masonry or in filling courses of walls

  3. 3 :  rough stone as it comes from the quarry

Examples of rubble

  1. Rescue workers managed to pull two injured people out of the rubble.

  2. The earthquake reduced the whole town to rubble.



Origin of rubble

Middle English robyl


First Known Use: 14th century

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rubble

verb rub·ble

Definition of rubble

rub·bledrub·bling play \-b(ə-)liŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to reduce to rubble



1926

First Known Use of rubble

1926


RUBBLE Defined for Kids

rubble

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noun rub·ble \ˈrə-bəl\

Definition of rubble

  1. :  rough broken pieces of stone or brick from buildings





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