to mend (shoes, boots, etc.); patch.
to put together roughly or clumsily.
Other definitions for cobble (2 of 3)
cobbles, coal in lumps larger than a pebble and smaller than a boulder.
a defect in a rolled piece resulting from loss of control over its movement.
Slang. a piece showing bad workmanship.
to pave with cobblestones.
Other definitions for cobble (3 of 3)
New England, New York State, and New Jersey. (especially in placenames) a rounded hill.
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How to use cobble in a sentence
Check out Le Marais, one of the oldest quarters of the city, where gay-friendly establishments line the winding cobbled lanes.
She was a born writer, publishing her own magazine—actually cobbled-together Xerox pages—even before her teen years.Joanna Coles: Why Cosmopolitan Does Sexy and Serious So Well | Lloyd Grove | August 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After multiple rejections, he cobbled together enough money for a limited double-blind trial that began last year.
Like Tracks or The Promise, High Hopes has been cobbled together from castoffs.‘High Hopes’ Review: Bruce Springsteen Lowers the Bar | Andrew Romano | January 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A bill was cobbled together then, the bill that ultimately led to the sequester, that got 76 votes.
I went out in the steep cobbled street that runs down to the shore of Corazon Bay.The Belted Seas | Arthur Colton
After this manner they jolted painfully along the cobbled paving, down through the swaying crowd towards the Place de Grève.The False Chevalier | William Douw Lighthall
The shadows of the houses on my left ended in an irregular line on the cobbled causeway on my right.The Yeoman Adventurer | George W. Gough
We turned into a maze of cobbled ways behind the market, passing between rows of shuttered shops.Where the Pavement Ends | John Russell
The houses facing the Tyne, more particularly on the north side, seem less to have been built than to have been cobbled together.
British Dictionary definitions for cobble (1 of 2)
short for cobblestone
geology a rock fragment, often rounded, with a diameter of 64–256 mm and thus smaller than a boulder but larger than a pebble
(tr) to pave (a road) with cobblestones
- See also cobbles
- cobbled, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for cobble (2 of 2)
to make or mend (shoes)
to put together clumsily
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Scientific definitions for cobble
A rock fragment larger than a pebble and smaller than a boulder. Pebbles have a diameter between 64 and 256 mm (2.56 and 10.24 inches) and are often rounded.
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