[ skab-uhl ]
/ ˈskæb əl /
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verb (used with object), scab·bled, scab·bling.
to shape or dress (stone) roughly.
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Origin of scabble
1610–20; variant of scapple<Middle French escapeler to dress (timber)
Words nearby scabble
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British Dictionary definitions for scabble
/ (ˈskæbəl) /
(tr) to shape (stone) roughly
Word Origin for scabble
C17: from earlier scapple, from French escapler to shape (timber)
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