from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dibble.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a tool with a handle on one end and a point on the other, used in the garden to poke holes in preparation for planting seeds, bulbs, etc. Also known as a dibble.
- n. one who dibs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dibble.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument for dibbling; a dibble, or a tool having a series of dibbles or teeth for making holes in the ground.
- n. An iron tool with a sharp-pointed end of steel, or the pointed end of a claw-bar, used by miners and others for making holes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a wooden hand tool with a pointed end; used to make holes in the ground for planting seeds or bulbs
The other problem when you're hunting with a chronic dibber is that you have to adopt the habit merely to defend yourself.
"A dibber is a pointed tool, usually a stick, used to make holes for planting seeds, bulbs, setting out plants and transplanting of seedlings."
Ray is a font of information, dissecting samples with a special knife called a dibber, none to more effect than a white mushroom called the 'Witch's Egg', which when sliced in two reveals a yellowing layer of foul-smelling slime encasing a grey gooey jelly.
I do love that dibber and use it for so many things, but the planting of small bulbs is where it excels.
I ended up sowing a few peas in half frozen soil, poking, make that jabbing the holes with the dibber.
The dibber was used to gently pry the uppermost babies up and out, trying to include as many roots as possible.
Though the title is a How To, there is really nothing to teach about it, just use a tool of some kind, spade, weeder, screwdriver, stick, finger or a dibber like I am using.
The most exciting event with a garbage disposal, of course, is when it jams and you have to reach in and unclog it, knowing that at any moment it might spring to life and abruptly convert your arm from a useful grasping tool into a dibber.
He was wearing a stout duffle-coat over his grubby jeans and a woollen hat with a pom-pom, and was kneeling beside the bed in front of the window, plunging his dibber into the soil and planting bulbs.
There was no sign of Ryan although his trug and dibber were still on the flowerbed.