What does the word hobble mean?

    Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To walk lamely.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To hamper; hopple; walk with a hitch.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A limping gait.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A fetter for the legs.

Usage examples for 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 by Gertrude Landa
  2. From down the road comes the tinkle of camp- bells and jingle of hobble- chains. – My Brilliant Career by 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 by W. D. Howells