hobble skirt definition by Webster's New World
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a woman's long skirt so narrow below the knees as to hinder the wearer's movements; esp., such a skirt popular from 1910 to 1914
hobble skirt definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A long skirt, popular between 1910 and 1914, that was so narrow below the knees that it restricted normal stride.