nubble

noun
nub·​ble | \ ˈnə-bəl How to pronounce nubble (audio) \

Definition of nubble

: a small knob or lump

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Other Words from nubble

nubbly \ ˈnə-​b(ə-​)lē How to pronounce nubbly (audio) \ adjective

Examples of nubble in a Sentence

dropped a nubble of clay on the floor of the pottery

First Known Use of nubble

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nubble

diminutive of nub

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The first known use of nubble was in 1818

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“Nubble.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nubble. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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