- a slaughterhouse.
- any place of carnage.
- any scene of destruction: to turn cities into shambles.
- any scene, place, or thing in disorder: Her desk is a shambles.
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Definition for shamble (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), sham·bled, sham·bling.
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Example sentences from the Web for shamble
With his emotional life in shambles, Pauli took up drinking and smoking heavily.The Synchronicity of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung - Issue 93: Forerunners|Paul Halpern|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
The resulting chaos has left nearly 200,000 Americans dead and the economy in shambles.
The deck of the Frenchman was truly a shamble; not a spot appeared free from some dead or wounded occupant.Hurricane Hurry|W.H.G. Kingston
The men were past revolt now, they could only shamble dizzily about.Beggars on Horseback|F. Tennyson Jesse
They could not walk, they could only shamble; they could not laugh, they could only leer.The Profits of Religion, Fifth Edition|Upton Sinclair
His knees still knocked together in a loathsome paralysis, but he made effort to shamble forward.The Air Pirate|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
It is called Shamble Oak because a butcher once used its hollow trunk to conceal stolen sheep.Zigzag Journeys in Europe|Hezekiah Butterworth