|1.||a. a small smooth rounded stone, esp one worn by the action of water|
|b. geology a rock fragment, often rounded, with a diameter of 4--64 mm and thus smaller than a cobble but larger than a granule|
|2.||a. a transparent colourless variety of rock crystal, used for making certain lenses|
|b. such a lens|
|3.||informal (modifier) (of a lens or of spectacles) thick, with a high degree of magnification or distortion|
|4.||a. a grainy irregular surface, esp on leather|
|b. leather having such a surface|
|5.||informal chiefly (Austral) a troublesome or obstinate person or animal|
|6.||to pave, cover, or pelt with pebbles|
|7.||to impart a grainy surface to (leather)|
|[Old English papolstān, from papol- (perhaps of imitative origin) + stān stone]|
|pebble (pěb'əl) Pronunciation Key
A rock fragment larger than a granule and smaller than a cobble. Pebbles have a diameter between 4 and 64 mm (0.16 and 2.56 inches) and are often rounded.
see not the only fish in the sea (pebble on the beach).