- the plug of half-smoked tobacco in the bottom of a pipe after smoking.
Origin of dottle
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Examples from the Web for dottle
He knocked out the dottle of his pipe on one of the andirons.
Jean knocks the dottle out of his pipe, refills and relights.
He knocked out the dottle, refilled the bowl and lighted the tobacco.White Shadows in the South Seas
Raft considered the proposition for a moment, then he shook his head and tapped the dottle out of his pipe.The Beach of Dreams
H. De Vere Stacpoole
Taggert took his pipe out of his mouth and tapped the dottle into a nearby ash disposal unit.Psichopath
Gordon Randall Garrett
- the plug of tobacco left in a pipe after smoking
C15: diminutive of dot lump; see dot 1
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