Kibble Kib"ble, n. A large iron bucket used in Cornwall and Wales for raising ore out of mines. [Prov. Eng.] [Written also {kibbal}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Kibble — can mean: * To grind (grain, etc) fairly coarsely. ** As a result, kibble sometimes means a component of dog food and cat food. * The bucket of a well * Tom W. B. Kibble is a physicist * Chris Kibble is a jazz musician * In Islam the Qibla is the …   Wikipedia

  • Kibble — Kib ble, v. t. To bruise; to grind coarsely; as, kibbled oats. [Prov.Eng.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kibble — (n.) ground up meat used as dog food, etc., apparently from the verb meaning to bruise or grind coarsely, attested from 1790, first in milling, but of unknown origin. The same or an identical word was used in the coal trade in the late 19c. and… …   Etymology dictionary

  • kibble — ► VERB ▪ grind or chop (beans, grain, etc.) coarsely. ► NOUN N. Amer. ▪ ground meal shaped into pellets, especially for pet food. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • kibble — [kib′əl] vt. kibbled, kibbling [< ?] to grind or form into coarse particles or bits n. meal, prepared dog food, etc. in this form …   English World dictionary

  • kibble — n American food, a meal. Kibble is a word of unknown origin which literally means coarse ground dog food. ► OK I ve got it, we ll chloroform her kibble! (M*A*S*H, US TV comedy, 1981) …   Contemporary slang

  • Kibble — This name derives from the Olde English pre 7th Century cybbel meaning a cudgel and was originally given as an occupational name to a maker or seller of cudgels, or perhaps as a nickname to one stout and heavy as a cudgel. The surname is first… …   Surnames reference

  • kibble — I. transitive verb (kibbled; kibbling) Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1790 to grind coarsely < kibbled dog biscuit > < kibbled grain > II. noun Date: circa 1905 coarsely ground meal or grain (as for animal feed) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kibble — kibble1 /kib euhl/, v., kibbled, kibbling, n. v.t. 1. to grind or divide into particles or pellets, as coarse ground meal or prepared dry dog food. n. 2. grains or pellets resulting from a kibbling process. [1780 90; orig. uncert.] kibble2 /kib… …   Universalium

  • kibble — 1. verb to grind something coarsely 2. noun a) something that has been kibbled, especially grain for use as animal feed b) an iron …   Wiktionary

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