Hobble

Definition of Hobble

Hob´ble
v. i.1.To walk lame, bearing chiefly on one leg; to walk with a hitch or hop, or with crutches.
[imp. & p. p. Hobbled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hobbling .]
The friar was hobbling the same way too.
- Dryden.
2.To move roughly or irregularly; - said of style in writing.
The hobbling versification, the mean diction.
- Jeffreys.
v. t.1.To fetter by tying the legs; to hopple; to clog.
2.To perplex; to embarrass.
n.1.An unequal gait; a limp; a halt; as, he has a hobble in his gait.
2.Same as Hopple.
3.Difficulty; perplexity; embarrassment.

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