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hopple


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hopple  \Hop"ple\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hoppled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hoppling}.]  [From  {Hop};  cf  {Hobble}.] 
  1.  To  impede  by  a  hopple;  to  tie  the  feet  of  (a  horse  or  a 
  cow)  loosely  together;  to  hamper;  to  hobble;  as  to  hopple 
  an  unruly  or  straying  horse. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  To  entangle;  to  hamper.  --Dr.  H.  More 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hopple  \Hop"ple\,  n. 
  A  fetter  for  horses,  or  cattle,  when  turned  out  to  graze;  -- 
  chiefly  used  in  the  plural. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hopple 
  v  :  strap  the  foreleg  and  hind  leg  together  on  each  side  (of  a 
  horse)  in  order  to  keep  the  like-sided  legs  moving  in 
  unison;  of  race  horses 




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