dottle or dot·tel [dot-l] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- the plug of half-smoked tobacco in the bottom of a pipe after smoking.
“My dear Watson,” said Holmes, tapping the dottel of his pipe into his hand.
British Dictionary definitions for dottel dottle dottel noun
- the plug of tobacco left in a pipe after smoking
Word Origin for dottle C15: diminutive of dot lump; see dot 1