AskDefine | Define dibble

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dibble n : a wooden hand tool with a pointed end; used to make holes in the ground for planting seeds or bulbs [syn: dibber]


1 plant with a wooden hand tool; "dibble Spring bulbs"
2 make a hole with a wooden hand tool; "dibble the ground"

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  1. A pointed implement used to make holes in the ground in which to set out plants or to plant seeds. Also known as a dibber.
  2. (slang) the police or one or more police officers (from the character of Officer Dibble in the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series Top Cat)
    Watch out lads! Here comes the dibble!


  1. To make holes, or plant seeds, using a dibble.

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