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adjective, rub·bli·er, rub·bli·est.
  1. made or consisting of rubble.
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Origin of rubbly

First recorded in 1725–35; rubble + -y1
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Examples from the Web for rubbly

Historical Examples

  • I passed the fork of the rubbly roads where I had parted from Hilda.

    Hilda Wade

    Grant Allen

  • It was sunk through a sandy or rubbly matter that had no cohesion.

    An Old English Home

    S. Baring-Gould

  • Cornbrash, so called from its 'brashy' or rubbly nature, an earthy oolite yielding fair land for corn.

  • Next above is the Cornbrash, a series of rubbly and occasionally hard limestones and thin clays.

  • I parted from her at a point on the monotonous plain where one rubbly road branched off from another.

    Hilda Wade

    Grant Allen