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Meaning of HOBBLE

Pronunciation:  'hâbul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
  2. [n]  a shackle for the ankles or feet
  3. [v]  strap the foreleg and hind leg together on each side (of a horse) in order to keep the like-sided legs moving in unison; of race horses
  4. [v]  walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day."
  5. [v]  hamper the action or progress of;"The chairman was hobbled by the all-powerful dean"
 

HOBBLE is a 6 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: fetter, hitch, hitch, hopple, limp, limp
 
 See Also: bond, gait, hamper, hinder, impede, shackle, strap, trammel, trammels, walk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Hob"ble\, n. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hobbled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Hobbling}.] [OE. hobelen, hoblen, freq. of hoppen to hop;
    akin to D. hobbelen, hoblen, hoppeln. See {Hop} to jump, and
    cf. {Hopple} ]
    1. To walk lame, bearing chiefly on one leg; to walk with a
       hitch or hop, or with crutches.
    
             The friar was hobbling the same way too. --Dryden.
    
    2. To move roughly or irregularly; -- said of style in
       writing. --Prior.
    
             The hobbling versification, the mean diction.
                                                   --Jeffreys.
    
    
  2. \Hob"ble\, v. t.
    1. To fetter by tying the legs; to hopple; to clog. `` They
       hobbled their horses.'' --Dickens
    
    2. To perplex; to embarrass.
    
    
  3. \Hob"ble\, n.
    1. An unequal gait; a limp; a halt; as, he has a hobble in
       his gait. --Swift.
    
    2. Same as {Hopple}.
    
    3. Difficulty; perplexity; embarrassment. --Waterton.
    
    
 
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