Definition for SHAM'BLES

SHAM'BLES, n. [Sax. scamel, L. scamnum, a bench, It. scanno, Sp. escaño; from L. scando.]

  1. The place where butcher's meat is sold; a flesh-market. – 1 Cor. x.
  2. In mining, a niche or shelf left at suitable distances to receive the ore which is thrown from one to another, and thus raised to the top.

Return to page 106 of the letter “S”.