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cobble

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verb cob·ble \ˈkä-bəl\

Definition of cobble

cobbled

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cobbling

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  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 chiefly British :  to mend or patch coarsely

  3. 2 :  repair, make cobble shoes

  4. 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

Origin and Etymology of cobble

Middle English coblen, perhaps back-formation from cobelere cobbler


First Known Use: 15th century


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cobble

noun cob·ble

Definition of cobble

  1. 1 :  cobblestone

  2. 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

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cobble

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verb cob·ble \ˈkä-bəl\

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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