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An iron bucket used in wells or mines for hoisting water, ore, or refuse to the surface.
[Perhaps from German Kübel, pail, from Middle High German kübel, from Old High German kubilo, probably of Romance origin and akin to regional Provençal (Hautes-Alpes) cubel, diminutive of Provençal cub, vat, from Latin cūpa; see cupola.]
tr.v. kib·bled, kib·bling, kib·bles
To crush or grind (grain, for example) coarsely.
Pellets made of ground meal, meat, or other ingredients, used especially for pet food.
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(Mining & Quarrying) Brit a bucket used in wells or in mining for hoisting
[C17: from German Kübel; related to Old English cyfel, ultimately from Medieval Latin cuppa cup]
(tr) to grind into small pieces
US and Canadian ground meal formed into pellets and used as pet food
[C18: of unknown origin]
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v. -bled, -bling,
1. to grind or divide into particles or pellets, as coarse-ground meal or prepared dry dog food.n.
2. the grains or pellets resulting from this.
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Past participle: kibbled
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|Noun||1.||kibble - coarsely ground grain in the form of pellets (as for pet food)|
meal - coarsely ground foodstuff; especially seeds of various cereal grasses or pulse
|2.||kibble - an iron bucket used for hoisting in wells or mining|
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