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hopple

transitive verb hop·ple \ ˈhäpəl \

Definition of hopple

hoppled; hoppled; hoppling \-p(ə)liŋ\; hopples
: to fetter the feet of (as a horse or cow) : hobble

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Origin and Etymology of hopple

probably from 1hop + -le


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hopple

noun \ " \

Definition of hopple

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

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