Hobble Definition

hŏbəl
hobbled, hobbles, hobbling
verb
hobbled, hobbles, hobbling
To go unsteadily, haltingly, etc.
Webster's New World
To walk lamely or awkwardly; limp.
Webster's New World
To cause to go haltingly or lamely.
Webster's New World
To hamper the movement of (a horse, etc.) by tying two feet together.
Webster's New World
To hamper; hinder.
Webster's New World
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noun
hobbles
An awkward, halting walk; limp.
Webster's New World
A rope, strap, etc. used to hobble a horse; fetter.
Webster's New World
An unsteady, off-balance step.
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Other Word Forms of Hobble

Noun

Singular:
hobble
Plural:
hobbles

Origin of Hobble

  • Middle English hobblen of Low German origin Middle Dutch hobbelen to roll

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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