- a shackle for the ankles or feet
- the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
To hobble means to walk in an impeded manner, as if with a physical disability or injury, or to cause a horse (for example) to do likewise. Hobble may also refer to: ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobble
• (n.) An unequal gait; a limp; a halt; as, he has a hobble in his gait. • (n.) Same as Hopple. • (v. t.) To fetter by tying the legs; to hopple; to clog. • (v. t.) To perplex; to embarrass. • (n.) Difficulty; perplexity; embarrassment. • (n. i.) To move roughly or irregularly; -- said of style in writing. • (n. i...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/hobble/
hamper the action or progress of; `The chairman was hobbled by the all-powerful dean`Found on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
A hobble is a device that prevents or limits the locomotion of a human or an animal, by tethering one or more legs. Although hobbles are most commonly used on horses, they are sometimes used also on other animals. On dogs, they are used especially during force-fetch training to limit the movement of a dog`s front paws when training...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobble_(device)
Hob'ble intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Hobbled ; present participle & verbal noun Hobbling .] [ Middle English hobelen , hoblen , freq. of hoppen to hop; akin to Dutch hobbelen , hoblenFound on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/H/50
Hob'ble noun 1.
An unequal gait; a limp; a halt; as, he has a hobble
in his gait. Swift. 2.
Same as Hopple
Difficulty; perplexity; embarrassment. Waterton. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/H/50
Hob'ble transitive verb 1.
To fetter by tying the legs; to hopple; to clog. ' They hobbled
their horses.' Dickens 2.
To perplex; to embarrass. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/H/50
- hamper the action or progress ofFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=hobble
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