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Meaning & Definition of Hobble in English

English

Hobble

/hɑbəl/

noun

1. A shackle for the ankles or feet

    synonym:
  • fetter
  • ,
  • hobble

2. The uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

    synonym:
  • hitch
  • ,
  • hobble
  • ,
  • limp

verb

1. Walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury

  • "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day"
    synonym:
  • limp
  • ,
  • gimp
  • ,
  • hobble
  • ,
  • hitch

2. Hamper the action or progress of

  • "The chairman was hobbled by the all-powerful dean"
    synonym:
  • hobble

3. Strap the foreleg and hind leg together on each side (of a horse) in order to keep the legs on the same side moving in unison

  • "Hobble race horses"
    synonym:
  • hopple
  • ,
  • hobble