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cobble

verb cob·ble \ ˈkä-bəl \

Definition of cobble

cobbled; cobbling play \-b(ə-)liŋ\
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 in a Sentence

  1. expensive leather shoes cobbled in Italy

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Origin and Etymology of cobble

Middle English coblen, perhaps back-formation from cobelere cobbler

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cobble

noun

Definition of cobble

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

Examples of cobble in a Sentence

  1. a street paved with cobbles

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First Known Use of cobble

1600


COBBLE Defined for English Language Learners

cobble

verb

Definition of cobble for English Language Learners

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

  • : to make or repair (shoes)



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