hobble

Part of speech: verb

To walk lamely.

Part of speech: verb

To hamper; hopple; walk with a hitch.

Part of speech: noun

A limping gait.

Part of speech: noun

A fetter for the legs.

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Usage examples "hobble":

  1. He walked in front with a strange hobble, and when they reached a house at the back of the synagogue, he leaped from the ground, spreading his coat wings as he did so, to a window about twenty feet from the ground. - "Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends", Gertrude Landa.
  2. From down the road comes the tinkle of camp- bells and jingle of hobble- chains. - "My Brilliant Career", Miles Franklin.
  3. Many of the holiday- makers were walking, and there were actually women on foot in hats and hobble- skirts without being openly mocked. - "Familiar Spanish Travels", W. D. Howells.