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dib·ble

 (dĭb′əl)
n.
A pointed gardening implement used to make holes in soil, especially for planting bulbs or seedlings.
tr.v. dib·bled, dib·bling, dib·bles
1. To make holes in (soil) with a pointed implement.
2. To plant by means of a pointed implement.

[Middle English dibbel.]

dib′bler n.

dibble

(ˈdɪbəl)
n
(Horticulture) Also called (esp Brit): dibber a small hand tool used to make holes in the ground for planting or transplanting bulbs, seeds, or roots
vb
1. (Horticulture) to make a hole in (the ground) with a dibble
2. (Horticulture) to plant (bulbs, seeds, etc) with a dibble
[C15: of obscure origin]
ˈdibbler n

dibble

(ˈdɪbəl)
vb (intr)
1. (Angling) a variant of dib
2. a less common word for dabble

dibble

(ˈdɪbəl)
n
slang Brit a policeman
[C20: allusion to the police officer of that name in the children's animated cartoon Top Cat]

dib•ble

(ˈdɪb əl)

n., v. -bled, -bling. n.
1. Also, dib•ber (ˈdɪb ər) a small, hand-held, pointed implement for making holes in soil, as for planting seedlings and bulbs.
v.t.
2. to make holes (in soil) with a dibble.
3. to plant with a dibble.
[1325–75; late Middle English; compare dial. dib in same sense (obscurely akin to dip1)]
dib′bler, n.

dibble

- "To drink like a duck," lifting up the head after each sip.
See also related terms for sip.

dibble


Past participle: dibbled
Gerund: dibbling

Imperative
dibble
dibble
Present
I dibble
you dibble
he/she/it dibbles
we dibble
you dibble
they dibble
Preterite
I dibbled
you dibbled
he/she/it dibbled
we dibbled
you dibbled
they dibbled
Present Continuous
I am dibbling
you are dibbling
he/she/it is dibbling
we are dibbling
you are dibbling
they are dibbling
Present Perfect
I have dibbled
you have dibbled
he/she/it has dibbled
we have dibbled
you have dibbled
they have dibbled
Past Continuous
I was dibbling
you were dibbling
he/she/it was dibbling
we were dibbling
you were dibbling
they were dibbling
Past Perfect
I had dibbled
you had dibbled
he/she/it had dibbled
we had dibbled
you had dibbled
they had dibbled
Future
I will dibble
you will dibble
he/she/it will dibble
we will dibble
you will dibble
they will dibble
Future Perfect
I will have dibbled
you will have dibbled
he/she/it will have dibbled
we will have dibbled
you will have dibbled
they will have dibbled
Future Continuous
I will be dibbling
you will be dibbling
he/she/it will be dibbling
we will be dibbling
you will be dibbling
they will be dibbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dibbling
you have been dibbling
he/she/it has been dibbling
we have been dibbling
you have been dibbling
they have been dibbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dibbling
you will have been dibbling
he/she/it will have been dibbling
we will have been dibbling
you will have been dibbling
they will have been dibbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dibbling
you had been dibbling
he/she/it had been dibbling
we had been dibbling
you had been dibbling
they had been dibbling
Conditional
I would dibble
you would dibble
he/she/it would dibble
we would dibble
you would dibble
they would dibble
Past Conditional
I would have dibbled
you would have dibbled
he/she/it would have dibbled
we would have dibbled
you would have dibbled
they would have dibbled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dibble - a wooden hand tool with a pointed enddibble - a wooden hand tool with a pointed end; used to make holes in the ground for planting seeds or bulbs
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
Verb1.dibble - plant with a wooden hand tool; "dibble Spring bulbs"
plant, set - put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
2.dibble - make a hole with a wooden hand tool; "dibble the ground"
dig, dig out - create by digging; "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel"
Translations

dibble

[ˈdɪbl]
A. Nplantador m
B. VT (also to dibble in) → plantar con plantador

dibble

nPflanzholz nt, → Setzholz nt
vt plantsetzen, pflanzen; holemachen, graben
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