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.
- joggler, noun
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How to use joggle in a sentence
"It 's Napoleon Bonaparte; don't joggle," said his father, running a brush steadily along the water-line.Eli | Heman White Chaplin
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 | Arthur Stringer
She did not invite him in, but with easy assurance he took his seat on the joggle-board beside the door and awaited her return.The Clansman | Thomas Dixon
They make me want to joggle their elbows and force them to spill their wine.The American | Henry James
It is very sad to be unable to dine without having family skeletons joggle one's elbow, and Ardmore was annoyed.The Little Brown Jug at Kildare | Meredith Nicholson
British Dictionary definitions for joggle
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
- joggler, noun
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