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dottle

or dot·tel

[dot-l]
noun
  1. the plug of half-smoked tobacco in the bottom of a pipe after smoking.
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Origin of dottle

1815–25; dial. dot small lump (probably identical with dot1) + -le
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Historical Examples

  • "My dear Watson," said Holmes, tapping the dottel of his pipe into his hand.

    Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 9, 1914

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for dottel

dottle

dottel

noun
  1. the plug of tobacco left in a pipe after smoking
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Word Origin

C15: diminutive of dot lump; see dot 1
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