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Meaning of RUBBLE

Pronunciation:  'rubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
 

RUBBLE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: debris, detritus, dust, junk
 
 See Also: rubbish, trash

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rub"ble\, n. [From an assumed Old French dim. of robe
See {Rubbish}.]
1. Water-worn or rough broken stones; broken bricks, etc.,
   used in coarse masonry, or to fill up between the facing
   courses of walls.

         Inside [the wall] there was rubble or mortar.
                                               --Jowett
                                               (Thucyd.).

2. Rough stone as it comes from the quarry; also, a
   quarryman's term for the upper fragmentary and decomposed
   portion of a mass of stone; brash. --Brande & C.

3. (Geol.) A mass or stratum of fragments or rock lying under
   the alluvium, and derived from the neighboring rock.
   --Lyell.

4. pl. The whole of the bran of wheat before it is sorted
   into pollard, bran, etc. [Prov. Eng.] --Simmonds.

{Coursed rubble}, rubble masonry in which courses are formed
   by leveling off the work at certain heights.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
    1. Rock smaller than boulder and larger than gravel; arbitrarily 1 to 50 pounds or 2 to 8 inches in diameter.
    2. Substrate particles 64 to 256 mm (2.5 to 10 inches) in diameter. Often subclassified as small (64 to 128 mm) and large cobble (128 to 256 mm).
    1. Rough, irregular, water-worn rock fragments of random size.
    2. Stream substrate particles between 64 and 256 mm (2.5 and 10 inches) in diameter.
 

 

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