- the plug of half-smoked tobacco in the bottom of a pipe after smoking.
Origin of dottle
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Historical Examples of dottel
"My dear Watson," said Holmes, tapping the dottel of his pipe into his hand.
- 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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