hopple

1 of 2

transitive verb

hop·​ple
ˈhäpəl
hoppled; hoppled; hoppling
-p(ə)liŋ
; hopples
: to fetter the feet of (as a horse or cow) : hobble

hopple

2 of 2

noun

"
plural -s
: a fetter used for grazing horses or cattle or a leg harness usually of leather to control the gait of trotting or pacing horses
used chiefly in plural

Word History

Etymology

Transitive verb

probably from hop entry 1 + -le

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“Hopple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hopple. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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