American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A pointed gardening implement used to make holes in soil, especially for planting bulbs or seedlings.
- v. To make holes in (soil) with a pointed implement.
- v. To plant by means of a pointed implement.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pointed tool, often merely a short, stout, pointed stick, used in gardening and agriculture to make holes in the ground for planting seeds or bulbs, setting out plants, etc.
- To plant with a dibble, or to make holes in for planting seeds, etc.; make holes or indentations in, as if with a dibble.
- To dip or let the bait fall gently into the water, as in angling.
- n. A planting implement which carries the seed in the handle and drops it from the point by means of a slide, when inserted in the earth.
- n. A pair of wheels drawn by a horse, and furnished with cogs which make holes for seed: used in cotton-planting.
- n. 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.
- n. slang the police or one or more police officers (from the character of Officer Dibble in the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series Top Cat)
- v. To make holes, or plant seeds, using a dibble.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A pointed implement used to make holes in the ground in which no set out plants or to plant seeds.
- v. To dib or dip frequently, as in angling.
- v. To plant with a dibble; to make holes in (soil) with a dibble, for planting.
- v. To make holes or indentations in, as if with a dibble.
- v. make a hole with a wooden hand tool
- n. a wooden hand tool with a pointed end; used to make holes in the ground for planting seeds or bulbs
- v. plant with a wooden hand tool
- Middle English dibbel. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Dildo is first attested at the end of the 16th century in English, dibble about 150 years earlier.”
“Ideal containers for leucaena are the reusable polyurethane pots called dibble tubes (Figure 4-2), which are 2.5 cm in diameter and 15 cm in length.”
“The dibble is a good instrument to use in dotting bulbs around the turf.”
“There is much less danger of leaving a hole with the flat than with the round dibble, which is almost sure to leave a hole beneath the plant.”
“Becky Zalmonowsky stood so closely over the lake that she shed the chatelaine bag into its shallow depths and did irreparable damage to her gala costume in her attempts to "dibble" for her property.”
“The "dibble" (I thought he was the cop in Boss Cat) you refer to doesn't really have any Marxist reference Ethan and no, I do not have any problem with the ownership of property.”
“We use this set up to dibble small jigs around cover (boats docks, tree tops, etc.) for Crappie.”
“The rugged, multipurpose implement serves as a trowel, dibble, hand fork, and hoe.”
“Amazing … very green … love it … imagine all those batteries that were all thrown away … george dibble Says:”
“Like most of the lower echelon in the antievolution movement, Freshwater dibble-dabbles at pro-ID/YEC information without actually exploring too far lest it interfere with his buddy network evangelicizing.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘dibble’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
Interesting, there is a traditional vocabulary of an Ukrainian, that differs from vocabulary of average American. It would be nice to explore it.
all those wonderful Britsy words that end with a double consonant followed by 'le'
words that describe facial hair,
some cute ones here
but now they're not because I looked them up. In cases of polysemy or homography, *of course* it was the oddest meaning that stumped me. ;)
fine find endings
Words and phrases from Jonathan Stroud's book, Ptolemy's Gate.
an Eckhartian exercise of grinding
This is a sort of appendix to Nigella Bites, though more of a showcase for her coinages and special turns of phrase, her high-flown blabbering and charming verbal (and general) gluttony.
"Won't you meet me at the gates
Won't you meet me at the gates
Won't you meet me at the gates
To the garden"
Looking for tweets for dibble.