verb (used with object), scab·bled, scab·bling.
to shape or dress (stone) roughly.
- scabbard fish,
- scabby mouth,
Origin of scabble
1610–20; variant of scapple < Middle French escapeler to dress (timber)
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(tr) to shape (stone) roughly
Word Origin for scabble
C17: from earlier scapple, from French escapler to shape (timber)
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