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rubble

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noun rub·ble \ˈrə-bəl\

Definition of rubble

  1. 1 a :  broken fragments (as of rock) resulting from the decay or destruction of a building <fortifications knocked into rubble — C. S. Forester> b :  a miscellaneous confused mass or group of usually broken or worthless things

  2. 2 :  waterworn or rough broken stones or bricks used in coarse masonry or in filling courses of walls

  3. 3 :  rough stone as it comes from the quarry

Examples of rubble in a sentence

  1. Rescue workers managed to pull two injured people out of the rubble.

  2. The earthquake reduced the whole town to rubble.

Origin and Etymology of rubble

Middle English robyl


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Building Terms


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rubble

verb rub·ble

Definition of rubble

rubbled

rubbling

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  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to reduce to rubble

1926

First Known Use of rubble

1926


RUBBLE Defined for English Language Learners

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rubble

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noun rub·ble \ˈrə-bəl\

Definition of rubble for English Language Learners

  • : broken pieces of stone, brick, etc., from walls or buildings that have fallen


RUBBLE Defined for Kids

rubble

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noun rub·ble \ˈrə-bəl\

Definition of rubble for Students

  1. :  rough broken pieces of stone or brick from buildings



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