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dibble

noun dib·ble \ ˈdi-bəl \

Definition of dibble

: a small hand implement used to make holes in the ground for plants, seeds, or bulbs

Origin and Etymology of dibble

Middle English debylle


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dibble

verb

Definition of dibble

dibbled; dibbling play \ˈdi-b(ə-)liŋ\
1 : to plant with a dibble
2 : to make holes in (soil) with or as if with a dibble

First Known Use of dibble

1583

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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