Hopple
Hopple Hop"ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hoppled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hoppling}.] [From {Hop}; cf. {Hobble}.] 1. To impede by a hopple; to tie the feet of (a horse or a cow) loosely together; to hamper; to hobble; as, to hopple an unruly or straying horse. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: To entangle; to hamper. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(an animal),


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  • Hopple — Hop ple, n. A fetter for horses, or cattle, when turned out to graze; chiefly used in the plural. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hopple — [häp′əl] n., vt. hoppled, hoppling HOBBLE …   English World dictionary

  • hopple — /hop euhl/, v.t., hoppled, hoppling. to hobble; tether. [1580 90; HOP1 + LE] * * * …   Universalium

  • hopple — noun A fetter for horses, or cattle, when turned out to graze; chiefly used in the plural …   Wiktionary

  • hopple — v. hobble, tie the feet of an animal loosely together …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hopple — verb &noun Riding another term for hobble (in sense 2). Origin C16: prob. of Low Ger. origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • hopple — v. a. Fetter (an animal), hobble …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hopple — v hobble, tether, fetter. See hobble …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • hopple — hop·ple …   English syllables

  • hopple — /ˈhɒpəl/ (say hopuhl) verb (t) (hoppled, hoppling) 1. to hobble; tether. –noun 2. (plural) gear used on horses entered in trotting races. {16th century; origin unknown} …   Australian English dictionary

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