Simple Definition of rubble
: broken pieces of stone, brick, etc., from walls or buildings that have fallen
Full Definition of rubble
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 : waterworn or rough broken stones or bricks used in coarse masonry or in filling courses of walls
3 : rough stone as it comes from the quarry
Examples of rubble in a sentence
Rescue workers managed to pull two injured people out of the rubble.
The earthquake reduced the whole town to rubble.
Origin of rubble
Middle English robyl
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of rubble
rubbledrubbling play \-b(ə-)liŋ\
: to reduce to rubble
First Known Use of rubble
RUBBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of rubble for Students
: rough broken pieces of stone or brick from buildings
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