Definitions for: Rubble


[n] the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up



Webster (1913) Definition: Rub"ble, n. [From an assumed Old French dim. of robe
See Rubbish.]
1. Water-worn or rough broken stones; broken bricks, etc.,
used in coarse masonry, or to fill up between the facing
courses of walls.

Inside [the wall] there was rubble or mortar.
--Jowett
(Thucyd.).

2. Rough stone as it comes from the quarry; also, a
quarryman's term for the upper fragmentary and decomposed
portion of a mass of stone; brash. --Brande & C.

3. (Geol.) A mass or stratum of fragments or rock lying under
the alluvium, and derived from the neighboring rock.
--Lyell.

4. pl. The whole of the bran of wheat before it is sorted
into pollard, bran, etc. [Prov. Eng.] --Simmonds.

Coursed rubble, rubble masonry in which courses are formed
by leveling off the work at certain heights.

Synonyms: debris, detritus, dust, junk

See Also: rubbish, trash

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