Hobble

What is Hobble?

Hobble definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used without object), hobA.bled, hobA.bling.
to walk lamely; limp.
to proceed irregularly and haltingly: His verses hobble with their faulty meters.

verb (used with object), hobA.bled, hobA.bling.
to cause to limp: His tight shoes hobbled him.
to fasten together the legs of (a horse, mule, etc.) by short lengths of rope to prevent free motion.

to impede; hamper the progress of.

noun
an act of hobbling; an uneven, halting gait; a limp.
a rope, strap, etc., used to hobble an animal.

hobbles, a leg harness for controlling the gait of a pacer.
Archaic. an awkward or difficult situation.

 

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