Hoppling
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.

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

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hoppled — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • 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

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

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