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kibble1

[kib-uh l] /ˈkɪb əl/
verb (used with object), kibbled, kibbling.
1.
to grind or divide into particles or pellets, as coarse-ground meal or prepared dry dog food.
noun
2.
grains or pellets resulting from a kibbling process.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; origin uncertain

kibble2

[kib-uh l] /ˈkɪb əl/
noun, British
1.
an iron bucket used in mines for hoisting ore.
Origin
1665-75; < German Kübel pail, vat
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British Dictionary definitions for kibble

kibble1

/ˈkɪbəl/
noun
1.
(Brit) a bucket used in wells or in mining for hoisting
Word Origin
C17: from German Kübel; related to Old English cyfel, ultimately from Medieval Latin cuppacup

kibble2

/ˈkɪbəl/
verb
1.
(transitive) to grind into small pieces
noun
2.
(US & Canadian) ground meal formed into pellets and used as pet food
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin
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