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Meaning of SHAMBLE

Pronunciation:  'shambul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet; "from his shambling I assumed he was very old"
  2. [v]  walk by dragging one's feet; "he shuffled out of the room"; "We heard his feet shuffling down the hall"
 

SHAMBLE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: scuffle, shambling, shuffle, shuffle, shuffling
 
 See Also: drag, scuff, walk, walk, walking

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sham"ble\, n. [OE. schamel a bench, stool, AS. scamel,
    sceamol, a bench, form, stool, fr. L. scamellum, dim. of
    scamnum a bench, stool.]
    1. (Mining) One of a succession of niches or platforms, one
       above another, to hold ore which is thrown successively
       from platform to platform, and thus raised to a higher
       level.
    
    2. pl. A place where butcher's meat is sold.
    
             As summer flies are in the shambles.  --Shak.
    
    3. pl. A place for slaughtering animals for meat.
    
             To make a shambles of the parliament house. --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Sham"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Shambled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Shambling}.] [Cf. OD. schampelen to slip, schampen to
    slip away, escape. Cf. {Scamble}, {Scamper}.]
    To walk awkwardly and unsteadily, as if the knees were weak;
    to shuffle along.
    
    
 

 

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