[ ruhb-uh l or for 3, 4, roo-buh l ]
/ ˈrʌb əl or for 3, 4, ˈru bəl /
broken bits and pieces of anything, as that which is demolished: Bombing reduced the town to rubble.
any solid substance, as ice, in irregularly broken pieces.
rough fragments of broken stone, formed by geological processes, in quarrying, etc., and sometimes used in masonry.
masonry built of rough fragments of broken stone.
Origin of rubble
1350–1400; Middle English rubel, robil < ?; cf. rubbish
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British Dictionary definitions for rubbles
/ (ˈrʌbəl) /
fragments of broken stones, bricks, etc
any fragmented solid material, esp the debris from ruined buildings
quarrying the weathered surface layer of rock
Also called: rubblework masonry constructed of broken pieces of rock, stone, etc
Derived Formsrubbly, adjective
Word Origin for rubble
C14 robyl; perhaps related to Middle English rubben to rub, or to rubbish
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