verb transitiveWord forms: ˈscabbled or ˈscabbling
or shape (stone) roughly
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Word origin of 'scabble'earlier scapple < ME scaplen, aphetic < OFr escapeler, to dress timber < es- (< L ex), intens. + chapler, to cut < Gmc *kappan, to split