There are 2 definitions of cobble in English:

cobble1

Line breaks: cob¦ble
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒb(ə)l
 
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noun

  • 1A small round stone used to cover road surfaces: the sound of horses' hooves on the cobbles
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    • The window in the study shattered as a piece of cobble flew into to it.
    • Among the items found were pieces of 12th century pottery, 12th or 14th century cobble and part of a hearth.
    • In total there are 148 square metres of accommodation, while outside, the back garden is laid in patio and cobble.
  • 1.1 (cobbles) British Small round lumps of coal.
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    • Cobbles of coal may be seen in the water showing the location of outcropping seams.
    • You make the big decision to finish and then they keep moving the dates to make sure they get every last cobble of coal.
    • I found I could relate this cobble to the very last year that the mine was being mined.

Origin

late Middle English: from cob1 + -le2.

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There are 2 definitions of cobble in English:

cobble2

Line breaks: cob¦ble
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒb(ə)l
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 1 (cobble something together) Roughly assemble or produce something from available parts or elements: the film was imperfectly cobbled together from two separate stories
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    • With the help of various agents we managed to cobble something together.
    • Anyway, hopefully between us we will be able to cobble something together.
    • Even if an agreement is cobbled together it will not please everyone.
    Synonyms
    prepare roughly/hastily, make roughly/hastily, put together roughly/hastily, scribble, improvise, devise, contrive, rig (up), patch together, jerry-build
    informal throw together, whip up, fix, rustle up
    British informal knock up
  • 2 dated Repair (shoes): it had a tarnished brass knocker showing a pixie cobbling shoes
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    • Modern economies rely on the division of labor, such that one needn't bake bread, smith tools and cobble shoes in a day's work.

Origin

late 15th century: back-formation from cobbler.

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