- to shake slightly; move to and fro, as by repeated jerks; jiggle: She joggled the key in the lock a couple of times before getting the door open.
- to cause to shake or totter as by a sudden, slight push; jostle.
- to join or fasten by fitting a projection into a recess.
- to fit or fasten with dowels.
- to move irregularly; have a jogging or jolting motion; shake.
- the act of joggling.
- a slight shake or jolt.
- a moving with jolts or jerks.
- a projection on one of two joining objects fitting into a corresponding recess in the other to prevent slipping.
- Carpentry. an enlarged area, as of a post or king post, for supporting the foot of a strut, brace, etc.
Origin of joggle
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Examples from the Web for joggle
His only reply was to joggle her arm when she reached for the cake.The Court of Boyville
William Allen White
Jerry would not have missed one joggle or sway of that ride for worlds.The Circus Comes to Town
They make me want to joggle their elbows and force them to spill their wine.The American
Joggle, jog′l, n. a notch in joints adapted in fitting stones or pieces of timber together to keep them from sliding.
Because sometimes I feel that I'd like to give you a good shaking, just to joggle you out of your shell for a few minutes.The Silver Poppy
- to shake or move (someone or something) with a slightly jolting motion
- (tr) to join or fasten (two pieces of building material) by means of a joggle
- the act of joggling
- a slight irregular shake; jolt
- a joint between two pieces of building material by means of a projection on one piece that fits into a notch in the other; dowel
- a shoulder designed to take the thrust of a strut or brace
C16: frequentative of jog 1
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Word Origin and History for joggle
1510s, apparently a frequentative of jog, though attested earlier than it. Related: Joggled; joggling. Carpentry sense is from 1703, of unknown origin. As a noun from 1727.
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