hopple definition

  • noun:
    • A fetter for horses, or cattle, whenever turned out to graze; -- chiefly utilized in the plural.
    • A fetter for ponies, or cattle, whenever ended up to graze; -- chiefly utilized in the plural.
    • A fetter or shackle for the legs of horses or other pets when ended up to graze, to avoid them from jumping or straying: made use of mainly inside plural.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To impede by a hopple; to connect your toes of (a horse or a cow) loosely together; to hamper; to hobble.
    • Fig.: To entangle; to hamper.
  • others:
    • To fetter or hamper the legs, at the time of a horse, to stop leaping or straying; hobble; thus, to trammel; entangle.
    • To use (a horse) so as to change its gait mechanically.
  • verb:
    • band the foreleg and hind leg collectively for each part (of a horse) to keep the feet on the same part transferring unison

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "hopple"
    • It's not a hobble (hopple) hanger…
    • View More
  • Urban Dictionary for "hopple"
    • Hopple hails from the term, Hopes,…
    • View More
116 votes

How would you define hopple?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!