dibble
I. noun Etymology: Middle English debylle Date: 15th century a small hand implement used to make holes in the ground for plants, seeds, or bulbs II. transitive verb (dibbled; dibbling) Date: 1583 1. to plant with a dibble 2. to make holes in (soil) with or as if with a dibble

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  • Dibble — may refer to: Dibble, a planting tool also known as a Dibber Dibble (name) Dibble, Oklahoma, a town in McClain County, Oklahoma, United States Dibble Place, California, United States British Police, A Common nickname for members of the British… …   Wikipedia

  • Dibble — Dib ble, v. t. 1. To plant with a dibble; to make holes in (soil) with a dibble, for planting. [1913 Webster] 2. To make holes or indentations in, as if with a dibble. [1913 Webster] The clayey soil around it was dibbled thick at the time by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dibble — [dib′ərdib′əl] n. [ME dibbel, prob. < dibben: see DIB] a pointed tool used to make holes in the soil for seeds, bulbs, or young plants: also called dibber [dib′ər] vt. dibbled, dibbling 1. to make a hole in (the soil) with a dibble 2. to plant …   English World dictionary

  • Dibble — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Charles E. Dibble (1909–2002), US amerikanischer Anthropologe und Linguist Samuel Dibble (1837–1913), US amerikanischer Politiker Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demse …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dibble — Dibble, OK U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 289 Housing Units (2000): 120 Land area (2000): 2.659524 sq. miles (6.888136 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.659524 sq. miles (6.888136 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Dibble — Dib ble, n. [See {Dibble}, v. i.] A pointed implement used to make holes in the ground in which no set out plants or to plant seeds. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dibble — Dib ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dibbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dibbling}.] [Freq. of Prov. E. dib, for dip to thrust in. See {Dip}.] To dib or dip frequently, as in angling. Walton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dibble — tool to make a hole in the soil (as to plant seeds), mid 15c., probably from M.E. dibben (perhaps akin to DIP (Cf. dip)) + instrumental suffix le. The verb is from 1580s …   Etymology dictionary

  • dibble — ► NOUN ▪ a pointed hand tool for making holes in the ground for seeds or young plants. ORIGIN origin uncertain …   English terms dictionary

  • dibble — dibbler, n. /dib euhl/, n., v., dibbled, dibbling. n. 1. Also, dibber /dib euhr/. a small, hand held, pointed implement for making holes in soil for planting seedlings, bulbs, etc. v.t. 2. to make a hole (in the ground) with or as if with a… …   Universalium

  • dibble — 1. noun a) A pointed implement used to make holes in the ground in which to set out plants or to plant seeds. Also known as a dibber. Watch out lads! Here comes the dibble! b) (slang) the police or one or more police officers (f …   Wiktionary

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