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Definition of "cobble" [cob•ble]

  • A cobblestone. (noun)
  • Geology A rock fragment between 64 and 256 millimeters in diameter, especially one that has been naturally rounded. (noun)
  • See cob coal. (noun)
  • To pave with cobblestones. (verb-transitive)
  • To make or mend (boots or shoes). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cobble" in a sentence
  • "Then, too, the roads were of the kind called _pavé_; that is, paved with what we know as cobble-stones or Belgian blocks."
  • "Michener gets everything right, from the pronunciation of Kabul -- "cobble" -- to the archaeology."
  • "You can kind of cobble together a mental image of a lifetime spent with men nodding their heads in apparent fascination and listening to hours of endless drivel trying to figure out when and how to get their pants off and draw some conclusions as to why this might be, but let's just say that intellectual humility and celebrity beauty don't often go hand-in-hand."