verb (used with object), peb·bled, peb·bling.
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Origin of pebble
OTHER WORDS FROM pebbleun·peb·bled, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for pebble
NASA scientists confirmed Wednesday that the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully made contact with an asteroid a day earlier, touching the surface for six seconds and collecting dust and pebbles from its surface.NASA reaches out and touches an asteroid 320 million kilometers away|Eric Berger|October 21, 2020|Ars Technica
The instrument tapped the asteroid lightly for six seconds, and released a burst of nitrogen gas to disturb the surface dust and pebbles.NASA’s OSIRIS-REx survived its risky mission to grab a piece of an asteroid|Lisa Grossman|October 21, 2020|Science News
Once there, it briefly made contact with the ground in an attempt to collect some rocky pebbles and dust before safely flying away.OSIRIS-REx survived its touchdown on asteroid Bennu—now we wait to see if it got a sample|Neel Patel|October 21, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Still, the worry remains that the boulders might pose a safety hazard for the sampling system, which was designed to handle pebbles only a few centimeters across.The asteroid Bennu’s brittle boulders may make grabbing a sample easier|Lisa Grossman|October 8, 2020|Science News
Organic material is fragile, and scientists have previously caught the asteroid popping pebbles off into space, revealing its underlying material to the universe.Local asteroid Bennu used to be filled with tiny rivers|Charlie Wood|October 8, 2020|Popular Science
Pluck a pebble from a mountain and pretend the mountain is gone.The Crazy Way Creationists Try To Explain Human Tails Without Evolution|Karl W. Giberson|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The maze ends in an expansive Zen garden, complete with a pebble pool-pit and a vast mirror along one wall.The Royal Academy Wants You to Finish This Artwork|Chloë Ashby|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other key presenters included executives from Google, Microsoft, and start-ups like Pebble.
The Pebble comes close, but it still looks like a computer sitting on a wristband.
And then, if a cat or a dog comes along and sniffs the pebble, it dies.
First of all, he threw a pebble into the air, and behold a great rocky wall around their teepee.Indian Boyhood|[AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
The voice of Miss Voscoe fell like a pebble into the pool of silence that was slowly widening between them.The Incomplete Amorist|E. Nesbit
A pebble rattled against another pebble; I raised myself upon my elbow.Latitude 19 degree|Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
This chase may begin as soon as the players suspect who has the pebble.Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium|Jessie H. Bancroft
A pebble was thrown up at the window, and a voice called out cautiously, "Miss Lavinia!"Miss or Mrs.?|Wilkie Collins
British Dictionary definitions for pebble
- a small smooth rounded stone, esp one worn by the action of water
- geology a rock fragment, often rounded, with a diameter of 4–64 mm and thus smaller than a cobble but larger than a granule
- a transparent colourless variety of rock crystal, used for making certain lenses
- such a lens
- a grainy irregular surface, esp on leather
- leather having such a surface
Derived forms of pebblepebbly, adjective
Word Origin for pebble
Scientific definitions for pebble
Idioms and Phrases with pebble
see not the only fish in the sea (pebble on the beach).