verb (used without object), grabbled, grabbling.
to feel or search with the hands; grope.
to sprawl; scramble.

1570–80; grab1 + -le; compare Dutch grabbelen

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grabble (ˈɡræbəl)
1.  (intr) to scratch or feel about with the hands
2.  (intr) to fall to the ground; sprawl
3.  (Caribbean) (tr) to seize rashly
[C16: probably from Dutch grabbelen, from grabben to grab]

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Example sentences
One had a pincher attachment, the other a grabble attachment.
The excavator with the pincher attachment was exchanged for a second grabble attachment.
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