Main meanings of rabbling in English

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rabbling1

noun

historical
  • The action of "rabble"; an instance of this.

Pronunciation

rabbling

/ˈrab(ə)lɪŋ/ /ˈrablɪŋ/

Origin

Late 17th century. From rabble + -ing.

Main meanings of rabbling in English

: rabbling1rabbling2rabbling3

rabbling2

noun

(also raveling)
Metallurgy
  • The action of raking, stirring, or skimming molten metal, ore, etc., in a furnace using a rabble.

Pronunciation

rabbling

/ˈrab(ə)lɪŋ/ /ˈrablɪŋ/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Tomlinson (1808–1897), science teacher and writer. From rabble + -ing.

Main meanings of rabbling in English

: rabbling1rabbling2rabbling3

rabbling3

adjective

  • Belonging to or characteristic of a rabble; disorderly, rowdy.

Pronunciation

rabbling

/ˈrab(ə)lɪŋ/ /ˈrablɪŋ/

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in R. B. (d. 1561). From rabble + -ing.