scabbler

noun scab·bler \-b(ə)lə(r)\
variants: or

scappler

\-p(ə)lə(r)\

Definition of scabbler

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a quarryman who scabbles stone slabs to make blocks of uniform size and to reduce shipping weight

  2. 2 :  a stonecutter who points blocks to approximate dimensions for finishing

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Origin and Etymology of scabbler

scabble or scapple + -er


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