Hamble definition

To cut out the balls of the feet of (dogs) so as to render them unfit for hunting.
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(intransitive) To walk lame; limp.
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Origin of hamble

  • From Middle English hamelen, from Old English hamelian (“to hamstring, mutilate”), from Proto-Germanic *hamalōną, *hamlōną (“to mutilate”), from Proto-Indo-European *kem- (“mutilated, hornless”). Cognate with German hammeln, hämmeln (“to geld”), Icelandic hamla (“to mutilate, maim”), Dutch hamel (“wether”).

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