to hobble a horse

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  • hobble — [häb′əl] vi. hobbled, hobbling [ME hobelen (akin to Du hobbelen, Ger dial. hobbeln) < base of hoppen (see HOP1) + freq. suffix] 1. to go unsteadily, haltingly, etc. 2. to walk lamely or awkwardly; limp vt. 1. to cause to go haltingly or …   English World dictionary

  • Hobble skirt — A hobble skirt [1] is a skirt with a narrow enough hem to significantly impede the wearer s stride, thus earning its name. A knee long corset is also used to achieve this effect. A dress consisting of such skirt is called a hobble dress. Contents …   Wikipedia

  • hobble — ► VERB 1) walk awkwardly, typically because of pain. 2) strap together the legs of (a horse) to prevent it straying. 3) be or cause a problem for. ► NOUN 1) an awkward way of walking. 2) a rope or strap for hobbling a horse. DER …   English terms dictionary

  • Hobble (device) — A hobble is a device that prevents or limits the locomotion of a human or an animal, by tethering one or more legs. Although hobbles are most commonly used on horses, they are sometimes used also on other animals. On dogs, they are used… …   Wikipedia

  • hobble — [c]/ˈhɒbəl / (say hobuhl) verb (hobbled, hobbling) –verb (i) 1. to walk lamely; limp. 2. to proceed irregularly and haltingly: hobbling verse. –verb (t) 3. to cause to limp. 4. to fasten together the legs of (a horse, etc.) so as to prevent free… …  

  • hobble — v. & n. v. 1 intr. a walk lamely; limp. b proceed haltingly in action or speech (hobbled lamely to his conclusion). 2 tr. a tie together the legs of (a horse etc.) to prevent it from straying. b tie (a horse s etc. legs). 3 tr. cause (a person… …   Useful english dictionary

  • horse — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ beautiful, fine, good, great, lovely, magnificent ▪ He was mounted on the finest horse you could ever see. ▪ bay …   Collocations dictionary

  • horse — n. animal 1) to mount; ride; walk a horse; to lead a horse by the bridle 2) to curry; harness; hobble; saddle; shoe a horse 3) to break (in) a horse 4) to breed, raise horses 5) a cart (BE), draft (AE), dray; race; saddle; thoroughbred; wild… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hobble — I. verb (hobbled; hobbling) Etymology: Middle English hoblen; akin to Middle Dutch hobbelen to turn, roll Date: 14th century intransitive verb to move along unsteadily or with difficulty; especially to limp along transitive verb 1. to cause to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hobble — hobbler, n. /hob euhl/, v., hobbled, hobbling, n. v.i. 1. to walk lamely; limp. 2. to proceed irregularly and haltingly: His verses hobble with their faulty meters. v.t. 3. to cause to limp: His tight shoes hobbled him. 4. to fasten together the… …   Universalium

  • hobble — hob·ble häb əl vb, hob·bled; hob·bling (ə )liŋ vi to move along unsteadily or with difficulty esp to limp along vt 1) to cause to limp: make lame: CRIPPLE 2) to fasten together the legs of (as a horse) to prevent straying …   Medical dictionary

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