Shamble

Definition of Shamble

Sham´ble
n.1.(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.
2.A place where butcher's meat is sold.
As summer flies are in the shambles.
- Shak.
3.A place for slaughtering animals for meat.
To make a shambles of the parliament house.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To walk awkwardly and unsteadily, as if the knees were weak; to shuffle along.
[imp. & p. p. Shambled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shambling .]

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