joggle

[jog-uh l]

verb (used with object), jog·gled, jog·gling.

verb (used without object), jog·gled, jog·gling.

to move irregularly; have a jogging or jolting motion; shake.

noun


Origin of joggle

First recorded in 1505–15; jog1 + -le
Related formsjog·gler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for joggle

joggle

verb

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

noun

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
Derived Formsjoggler, noun

Word Origin for joggle

C16: frequentative of jog 1
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Word Origin and History for joggle
v.

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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