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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 kibbles

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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Word Origin and History for kibbles

kibble

n.

"ground-up meat used as dog food, etc.," apparently from the verb meaning "to bruise or grind coarsely," attested from 1790, first in milling, but of unknown origin. The same or an identical word was used in the coal trade in the late 19c. and in mining from the 1670s for "bucket used to haul up ore or waste."

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