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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DIBBLE, n. [probably from the root of top, tip, a point, and denoting a little sharp point; or allied to dip, to thrust in.] A pointed instrument, used in gardening and agriculture, to make holes for planting seeds, etc.
DIBBLE, v.t. To plant with a dibble; or to make holes for planting seeds, etc.
DIBBLE, v.i. To dibble or dip; a term in angling.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a wooden hand tool with a pointed end; used to make holes in the ground for planting seeds or bulbs [syn: dibble, dibber] v
1: plant with a wooden hand tool; "dibble Spring bulbs"
2: make a hole with a wooden hand tool; "dibble the ground"

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English debylle Date: 15th century a small hand implement used to make holes in the ground for plants, seeds, or bulbs II. transitive verb (dibbled; dibbling) Date: 1583 1. to plant with a dibble 2. to make holes in (soil) with or as if with a dibble

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. a hand-tool for making holes in the ground for seeds or young plants. --v. 1 tr. sow or plant with a dibble. 2 tr. prepare (soil) with a dibble. 3 intr. use a dibble. Etymology: ME: perh. rel. to DIB

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dibble Dib"ble, n. [See Dibble, v. i.] A pointed implement used to make holes in the ground in which no set out plants or to plant seeds.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dibble Dib"ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dibbled; p. pr. & vb. n. Dibbling.] [Freq. of Prov. E. dib, for dip to thrust in. See Dip.] To dib or dip frequently, as in angling. --Walton.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dibble Dib"ble, v. t. 1. To plant with a dibble; to make holes in (soil) with a dibble, for planting. 2. To make holes or indentations in, as if with a dibble. The clayey soil around it was dibbled thick at the time by the tiny hoofs of sheep. --H. Miller.

Moby Thesaurus

angle, bait the hook, bed, bob, broadcast, clam, dap, dib, disseminate, drill, drive, fish, fly-fish, forest, gig, go fishing, grig, guddle, implant, inseminate, jack, jacklight, jig, net, plant, pot, put in, reforest, reset, retimber, scatter seed, seed, seed down, seine, seminate, set, shrimp, sow, sow broadcast, spin, still-fish, torch, transplant, trawl, troll, whale



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