[ nuhb-uh l ]
/ ˈnʌb əl /


a small lump or piece.
a small knob or protuberance.

Nearby words

Origin of nubble

1810–20; nub + -le (diminutive suffix) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for nubble

  • He was at the spring every day and boarded at the house of a neighbor, named Murch, who lived nearer to Nubble Hill than we did.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's|Charles Asbury Stephens

British Dictionary definitions for nubble


/ (ˈnʌbəl) /


a small lump

Derived Forms

nubbly, adjective

Word Origin for nubble

C19: diminutive of nub
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