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Verb: hobble  hó-bul
  1. Walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
    "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day";
    - limp, gimp [N. Amer, informal], hitch [N. Amer, informal]
  2. Hamper the action or progress of
    "The chairman was hobbled by the all-powerful dean"
  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";
    - hopple
Noun: hobble  hó-bul
  1. A shackle for the ankles or feet
    - fetter
  2. The uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
    - hitch, limp

Derived forms: hobbling, hobbled, hobbles

Type of: bond, entrammel [literary], fetter [literary], gait, hamper, hinder, impede, shackle, strap, trammel, walk

Encyclopedia: Hobble