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Definition of "dibble" []

  • A pointed gardening implement used to make holes in soil, especially for planting bulbs or seedlings. (noun)
  • To make holes in (soil) with a pointed implement. (verb-transitive)
  • To plant by means of a pointed implement. (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 "dibble" in a sentence
  • "Dildo is first attested at the end of the 16th century in English, dibble about 150 years earlier."
  • "Ideal containers for leucaena are the reusable polyurethane pots called dibble tubes (Figure 4-2), which are 2.5 cm in diameter and 15 cm in length."
  • "The dibble is a good instrument to use in dotting bulbs around the turf."