Hinderling Hind"er*ling, n. [AS. hinderling one who comes behind his ancestors, fr. AS. hinder behind. See {Hinder}, a., and cf. {Hilding}.] A worthless, base, degenerate person or animal. [Obs.] --Callander.

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