Definition for Pebble

pebble, n. [Origin obscure.] (webplay: stone).

  1. Stone; small rock.
  2. Insignificant ammunition; ineffective bullet; [fig.] insufficient power; futile might; feeble force.
  3. [Fig.] obstacle; stumbling block; obstruction to further progress.
  4. Projectile; object thrown into a body of water, causing ripples; [fig.] influence; effect; impact.
  5. [Fig.] silent witness; inconspicuous bystander.

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