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1rubble

noun rub·ble \ˈrə-bəl\

: 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
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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

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

Rhymes with RUBBLE

2rubble

verb
rub·bledrub·bling \-b(ə-)liŋ\

Definition of RUBBLE

transitive verb
:  to reduce to rubble

First Known Use of RUBBLE

1926

Rhymes with RUBBLE

RUBBLING Defined for Kids

rubble

noun rub·ble \ˈrə-bəl\

Definition of RUBBLE for Kids

:  rough broken pieces of stone or brick from buildings

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