Definitions for hobbler
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hob•bleˈhɒb əl(v.; n.)-bled, -bling
(v.i.)to walk lamely; limp.
to proceed irregularly and haltingly.
(v.t.)to cause to limp.
to fasten together the legs of (a horse, mule, etc.) by short lengths of rope to prevent free motion.
to impede; hamper the progress of.
(n.)an act of hobbling; an uneven, halting gait; a limp.
a rope, strap, etc., used to hobble an animal.
Archaic. an awkward or difficult situation.
Origin of hobble:
1300–50; ME hobelen
someone who has a limp and walks with a hobbling gait
One who hobbles.
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.
Origin: Old English also hobeler, hobelier, hobellarius. See hobby a horse.
one who hobbles
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