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[hop-uh l] /ˈhɒp əl/
verb (used with object), hoppled, hoppling.
to hobble; tether.
Origin of hopple
First recorded in 1580-90; hop1 + -le Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We tie him to a tree, and hopple his fore and hind feet, lest he may struggle.

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid
  • Our custom was to feed grain, hopple the horses and take turns guarding them through the night.

  • See the purple barberries and crimson clusters of the hopple, contrasting their vivid hues!

  • My horse, well trained to such tactics stayed where I had dismounted, without tie or hopple.

    The War Trail Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for hopple


verb, noun
a less common word for hobble (sense 2), hobble (sense 5)
Derived Forms
hoppler, noun
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