nubble

[ nuhb-uh l ]
/ ˈnʌb əl /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. nuanced,
  2. nub,
  3. nuba,
  4. nubain,
  5. nubbin,
  6. nubbly,
  7. nubby,
  8. nubecula,
  9. nubia,
  10. nubian

Origin of nubble

1810–20; nub + -le (diminutive suffix)

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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

nubble

/ (ˈnʌbəl) /

noun

a small lump
Derived Formsnubbly, adjective

Word Origin for nubble

C19: diminutive of nub

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