Pebbles on a beach.




  • To pave with pebbles.
  • To deposit water droplets on the ice.
  • To give (leather) a rough appearance with small rounded prominences.
  • To place a pebble at (a vertex of a graph) according to certain rules; see pebble game.


  • From Middle English pibel (also in pibleston), from Old English papol-stān, from Old English *papol, *pyppel, *pæbbel of unknown origin + Old English stān. Compare Albanian popël.

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