Huddle is defined as to crowd together, or to curl up closely.(verb)
The definition of a huddle is a crowded mess of people or things, or is a group of people crowded together for a private conversation.(noun)
A group of football players on the field with their heads bent close together so they can have a private talk about their next play is an example of a huddle.
See huddle in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: orig. (16th c.), to put out of sight < ? or akin to ME hudel, var. of hidel, a hiding place < OE hydel < hydan, hide
See huddle in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From huddle, to crowd together
Origin: , possibly from Low German hudeln; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.
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