Definition of dottle in English:

Share this entry

dottle

Pronunciation: /ˈdɒt(ə)l/

noun

A remnant of tobacco left in a pipe after smoking.
Example sentences
  • If you are experiencing "tongue bite" or "dottle" at the bottom of your pipe bowl, chances are you are packing your pipe too tightly.

Origin

Late Middle English (denoting a plug for a barrel or other container): from dot1 + -le1.

Words that rhyme with dottle

axolotl, bottle, glottal, mottle, pottle, throttle, wattle
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.