- The definition of a pebble is a small, smooth stone.
An example of a pebble is a tiny rock that can skip across a lake.
- Pebble is defined as to cover with or give the appearance of tiny smooth rocks.
An example of pebble is to stamp the surface of a fabric or leather for texture.
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- a small stone worn smooth and round, as by the action of water
- Geol. such a stone, smaller than a cobblestone, with a maximum diameter of 64 mm (c. 2.5 in)
- clear, transparent quartz or a lens made from it
- a surface grain of pebbly appearance, artificially produced on leather (), paper, etc.
Origin: Middle English pobble from Old English papol-(stan), popol-(stan), pebble (stone), probably of echoic origin, originally
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- A small stone, especially one worn smooth by erosion.
- a. Clear colorless quartz; rock crystal.b. A lens made of such quartz.
- Geology A rock fragment between 4 and 64 millimeters (0.16 and 2.51 inches) in diameter, especially one that has been naturally rounded.
- An irregularly rough, grainy surface, as on leather or paper.
- To pave with pebbles.
- To impart an irregularly rough, grainy surface to (leather or paper).
- To pelt with pebbles.
Origin: Middle English pobble, pibel, pebul, from Old English papol- (as in papolstān, pebblestone).
- pebˈbly adjective
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