scabble

[skab-uh l]

verb (used with object), scab·bled, scab·bling.

to shape or dress (stone) roughly.

Nearby words

  1. scab,
  2. scabbard,
  3. scabbard fish,
  4. scabbardfish,
  5. scabbed,
  6. scabby,
  7. scabby mouth,
  8. scabicide,
  9. scabies,
  10. scabietic

Origin of scabble

1610–20; variant of scapple < Middle French escapeler to dress (timber)

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British Dictionary definitions for scabble

scabble

verb

(tr) to shape (stone) roughly

Word Origin for scabble

C17: from earlier scapple, from French escapler to shape (timber)

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