crib·​ble | \ ˈkribəl \
plural -s

Definition of cribble

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 obsolete : coarse flour or meal
\ " \
cribbled; cribbled; cribbling\ -​b(ə)liŋ \; cribbles

Definition of cribble (Entry 2 of 2)

: to cover (a surface) with small round holes or dots specifically : to make a pattern of small round punctures in (a block or plate) in engraving

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History and Etymology for cribble


Middle French crible, from Late Latin criblum, alteration of Latin cribrum

Transitive verb

French criblé, adjective

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“Cribble.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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