Scabble Definition

scabble, scabbling
To dress or shape (stone) roughly, as with a hammer or pick.
Webster's New World

Origin of Scabble

  • Middle English scaplen from Old North French escapler to dress timber es- off (from Latin ex- ex–) capler to cut (from Vulgar Latin capulāre, *cappulāre)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English scaplen, from Old French escapler (“to dress timber"), from es- (“off") (from Latin ex-) + capler (“to cut") (from Vulgar Latin *capulre, *cappulre).

    From Wiktionary

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