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The plug of tobacco ash left in the bowl of a pipe after it has been smoked.

[From dot, lump (obsolete).]


(ˈdɒtəl) or


the plug of tobacco left in a pipe after smoking
[C15: diminutive of dot lump; see dot1]


or dot•tel

(ˈdɒt l)

the plug of tobacco and ash left in a pipe after smoking.
[1815–25; dial. dot small lump]


- Any tobacco left in a pipe after smoking.
See also related terms for smoking.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dottle - the residue of partially burnt tobacco left caked in the bowl of a pipe after smoking
residue - matter that remains after something has been removed


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References in classic literature ?
Sherlock Holmes was, as I expected, lounging about his sitting-room in his dressing-gown, reading the agony column of The Times and smoking his before-breakfast pipe, which was composed of all the plugs and dottles left from his smokes of the day before, all carefully dried and collected on the corner of the mantelpiece.
Jacques Brix, president of the French Association of Wine Executives and vice president/director of sales for Wines & Vines, offered recent data that demonstrated the rapid rise of screwcaps in the North American wine industry: 38% of wineries currently use screwcaps on at least some Dottles, vs.
Dottles, no stranger to the abortion issue, had previously conducted zealous campaigns to bring the "time limit"' for abortion down from 24 weeks' gestation to 20 weeks.