Definition of Dibble

1. Noun. A wooden hand tool with a pointed end; used to make holes in the ground for planting seeds or bulbs.

Exact synonyms: Dibber
Generic synonyms: Hand Tool

2. Verb. Plant with a wooden hand tool. "Dibble Spring bulbs"
Generic synonyms: Plant, Set

3. Verb. Make a hole with a wooden hand tool. "Dibble the ground"
Generic synonyms: Dig, Dig Out

Definition of Dibble

1. n. A pointed implement used to make holes in the ground in which no set out plants or to plant seeds.

2. v. i. To dib or dip frequently, as in angling.

3. v. t. To plant with a dibble; to make holes in (soil) with a dibble, for planting.

Definition of Dibble

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. (slang) the police or one or more police officers (from the character of Officer Dibble in the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series Top Cat) ¹

3. Verb. To make holes, or plant seeds, using a dibble. ¹

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Definition of Dibble

1. to dib [v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES] - See also: dib

Medical Definition of Dibble

1. A hand tool used to make holes in the ground for planting seeds, bulbs, or small seedlings. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dibble

dibasic acid
dibasic amino acid
dibasic ammonium phosphate
dibasic calcium phosphate
dibasic salt
dibasic sodium phosphate
dibble (current term)

Literary usage of Dibble

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1. A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital by John Beauchamp Jones (1866)
"The enemy were piloted up the river to Newbern by the same Mr. dibble to whom I ... The press everywhere is commenting on the case of dibble— but Mor ..."

2. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1864)
"DIATONIC—dibble AND DIBBLING. Gr. through-cutting), which takes place not transversely but longitudinally ; ami the lines which mark its progress are almost ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1874)
"Judge dibble, presiding, granted an injunction in both cases. ... On the 19th of November, dibble decided in favor of the Lynch Board. ..."

4. Ruling Cases by Irving Browne, Leonard Augustus Jones, James Tower Keen, Edward Manson, John Melville Gould (1898)
"420; and in Taylor on Landlord and Tenant, sect. 114115. See Evant v. English, 61 Alabama, 416, 427. No. 45. —dibble ». ..."

5. The Republican Campaign Textbook by Republican National Committee (U.S.), Republican Congressional Committee (1882)
"How Mr. dibble obtained a Certificate. After the testimony in chief on either ... At that special election Mr. dibble, the sitting member, was voted for and ..."

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