hopple [hop-uh l] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object), hop·pled, hop·pling. to hobble; tether.
Origin of hopple First recorded in 1580–90;+ Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for hopple Historical Examples of hopple
We tie him to a tree, and hopple his fore and hind feet, lest he may struggle.
Our custom was to feed grain, hopple the horses and take turns guarding them through the night.
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for hopple hopple verb, noun a less common word for, Derived Formshoppler, noun Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012