HOB'BLE, v.i.1. To walk lamely, bearing chiefly on one leg; to limp; to walk with a hitch or hop, or with crutches. The friar was hobbling the same way too.2. To walk awkwardly, as when the feet are encumbered with a clog, or with fetters.3. To move roughly or irregularly, as verse. While you Pindaric truths rehearse, She hobbles in alternate verse.
HOB'BLE, v.t. To perplex. [Not in use.]
HOB'BLE, n. An unequal halting gait; an encumbered awkward step. He has a hobble in his gait.1. Difficulty; perplexity.