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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hob•bleˈhɒb əl(v.; n.)-bled, -bling

  1. (v.i.)to walk lamely; limp.

  2. to proceed irregularly and haltingly.

  3. (v.t.)to cause to limp.

  4. to fasten together the legs of (a horse, mule, etc.) by short lengths of rope to prevent free motion.

  5. to impede; hamper the progress of.

  6. (n.)an act of hobbling; an uneven, halting gait; a limp.

  7. a rope, strap, etc., used to hobble an animal.

  8. Archaic. an awkward or difficult situation.

Origin of hobble:

1300–50; ME hobelen

hob′bler(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hobbler, limper(noun)

    someone who has a limp and walks with a hobbling gait

Wiktionary

  1. hobbler(Noun)

    One who hobbles.

  2. hobbler(Noun)

    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.

  3. Origin: Old English also hobeler, hobelier, hobellarius. See hobby a horse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hobbler(noun)

    one who hobbles

  2. Hobbler(noun)

    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

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