[peb-uh l] /ˈpɛb əl/
a small, rounded stone, especially one worn smooth by the action of water.
Also called pebble leather. leather that has been given a granulated surface.
any granulated or crinkled surface, especially of a textile.
a transparent colorless rock crystal used for the lenses of eyeglasses.
a lens made from this crystal.
verb (used with object), pebbled, pebbling.
to prepare (leather) so as to have a granulated surface.
to pelt with or as with pebbles.
(curling) the act of spraying the rink with drops of hot water to slow down the stone
(modifier) (informal) (of a lens or of spectacles) thick, with a high degree of magnification or distortion
(informal, mainly Austral) a troublesome or obstinate person or animal
to pave, cover, or pelt with pebbles
to impart a grainy surface to (leather)
small, smooth stone, late 13c., from Old English papolstan “pebblestone,” of unknown origin. Perhaps imitative. Some sources compare Latin papula “pustule, pimple, swelling.”
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)
[peb-lee] /ˈpɛb li/ adjective 1. having or covered with : the pebbly beach at Nice. 2. (of a texture, design, etc.) having a granular or surface: shoes with a pebbly finish.
humour (Or “PEBKAC”) Tech support shorthand for “Problem Exists between Chair and Keyboard”. See also UBD. (1998-08-27) problem exists between chair and keyboard
/ˈpɛbɪ/ prefix 1. (computing) denoting 250: pebibyte
[pey-breen] /peɪˈbrin/ noun 1. an infectious disease of silkworms, characterized by a black spotting of the integument and by stunted growth, caused by the protozoan Nosema bomycis.