Definition of Gribble

1. n. A small marine isopod crustacean (Limnoria lignorum or L. terebrans), which burrows into and rapidly destroys submerged timber, such as the piles of wharves, both in Europe and America.



Definition of Gribble

1. Noun. Any of various wood-boring marine crustaceans of the genus ''Limnoria'', especially ''Limnoria lignorum'', which cause damage to underwater wooden structures ¹

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Definition of Gribble

1. a marine isopod [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gribble

1. A small marine isopod crustacean (Limnoria lignorum or L. Terebrans), which burrows into and rapidly destroys submerged timber, such as the piles of wharves, both in Europe and America. Origin: Cf. Prov. E. Grib to bite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gribble

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greywacke
greywackes
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gribble (current term)
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Literary usage of Gribble

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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: In by Sandford Nevile, Great Britain Court of King's Bench (1834)
"In respect of cash transactions, the defendants acted as the bankers of gribble. The defendants never consulted with or were consulted by the other owners, ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1870)
"Most happy, I am sure," said Mr. gribble, who thought, however, that if Dr. Leighton wanted to see him about private affairs, he might as well have asked ..."

3. The Exchequer Reports: Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1866)
"gribble. Hay 3. 'ECLARATION by payee against maker of a promis- A composition sory note tor 50/., payable on demand. the Bank- - , 111 I dee(l under Plea. ..."

4. Memories of the Months: Being Pages from the Notebook of a Field-naturalist by Herbert Maxwell (1897)
"The gribble had not discovered the excellence of guttapercha as food. Now, however, gribbles are better educated. gribbles creep between the protecting ..."

5. The Bookman (1910)
"By Francis gribble. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Chateaubriand always maintained that he originated that combination of world- weariness plus pose ..."

6. The Law of Libel and Slander in Civil and Criminal Cases: As Administered in by Martin L. Newell (1898)
"His able counsel, Mr. Brisbin, is to be congratulated in having been chosen to represent the common griefs of Mr. gribble and Mr. Donnelly in the suits of ..."

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