or dot·tel



the plug of half-smoked tobacco in the bottom of a pipe after smoking.

Origin of dottle

1815–25; dial. dot small lump (probably identical with dot1) + -le Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for dottel




the plug of tobacco left in a pipe after smoking

Word Origin for dottle

C15: diminutive of dot lump; see dot 1
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