hopple [hop-uh l] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object), hop·pled, hop·pling. to hobble; tether. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of hopple First recorded in 1580–90; hop1 + -le 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.

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  • 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!

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  • My horse, well trained to such tactics stayed where I had dismounted, without tie or hopple.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for hopple hopple verb, noun a less common word for hobble (def. 2), hobble (def. 5) 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

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