from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An iron bucket used in wells or mines for hoisting water, ore, or refuse to the surface.
- transitive v. To crush or grind (grain, for example) coarsely.
- n. Meal ground by this process and used in the form of pellets especially for pet food.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to grind something coarsely
- n. something that has been kibbled, especially grain for use as animal feed
- n. an iron bucket used in mines for hoisting anything to the surface
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To bruise; to grind coarsely.
- n. A large iron bucket used in Cornwall and Wales for raising ore out of mines.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bruise or grind coarsely, as malt, beans, etc.
- To clip roughly, as a stone.
- To walk lame.
- n. The bucket of a draw-well, or of the shaft of a mine. [Prov. Eng.]
- n. A stick with a curve or knob at the end, used in playing the game of nurspell.
- To hoist ore or refuse in a mine-bucket or kibble.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an iron bucket used for hoisting in wells or mining
- n. coarsely ground grain in the form of pellets (as for pet food)
Probably from German Kübel, pail, from Middle High German, from Old High German -chublī (in miluhchublī, milk pail), from Vulgar Latin *cupia, from Latin cūpa, vat.
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Unknown; verb sense c. 1790, Shropshire dialect, perhaps variant of chip. (Wiktionary)
German Kübel ("pail"), from Middle High German, from Old High German -chublī (in miluhchublī ("milk pail")), from Vulgar Latin *cupia, from Latin cūpa. (Wiktionary)