Hobbler Hob"bler, n. [OE. also hobeler, OF. hobelier, LL. hobellarius. See {Hobby} a horse.] (Eng. Hist.) One who by his tenure was to maintain a horse for military service; a kind of light horseman in the Middle Ages who was mounted on a hobby. --Hallam. Sir J. Davies. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hobbler — Hob bler, n. One who hobbles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hobbler — 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

  • hobbler — noun see hobble I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hobbler — See hobble. * * * …   Universalium

  • hobbler — noun One who hobbles …   Wiktionary

  • hobbler — n. one who hobbles, one who walks with a limp …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hobbler — hob·bler …   English syllables

  • hobbler — noun someone who has a limp and walks with a hobbling gait • Syn: ↑limper • Derivationally related forms: ↑limp (for: ↑limper), ↑hobble • Hypernyms: ↑pedestrian, ↑ …   Useful english 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

  • Hobiler — Hob i*ler, n.[See 2d {Hobbler}.] A light horseman. See 2d {Hobbler}. [Obs.] Brande & C. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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