Shamble meaning

shămbəl
To walk in an awkward, lazy, or unsteady manner, shuffling the feet.
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A shuffling gait.
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To walk in a lazy or clumsy manner, barely lifting the feet; shuffle.
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A shambling walk.
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To walk while shuffling or dragging the feet.

I wasn't too impressed with the fellow, when he shambled in unenthusiastically and an hour late.

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(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.
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Origin of shamble

  • Probably from obsolete shamble awkward, ungainly from Middle English schamil butcher's table shambles

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