from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Variant of wobble.
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- v. wobble, move to and fro
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To move staggeringly or unsteadily from one side to the other; to vacillate; to move the manner of a rotating disk when the axis of rotation is inclined to that of the disk; -- said of a turning or whirling body.
- n. A hobbling, unequal motion, as of a wheel unevenly hung; a staggering to and fro.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To incline to the one side and to the other alternately, as a wheel, top, spindle, or other rotating body when not properly balanced; move in the manner of a rotating disk when its plane vibrates from side to side; rock; vacillate.
- Hence To vacillate, vibrate, tremble, or exhibit unevenness, in senses other than mechanical.
- To cause to wabble: as, to wabble one's head.
- n. A rocking, unequal motion, as of a wheel unevenly hung or a top imperfectly balanced.
- n. The larva of the emasculating bot-fly, Cutiterebra emasculator, which infests squirrels in the United States; also, the injury or affection resulting from its presence. See warble, and cut under Cutiterebra. Also worble.
- n. An old name of the great auk, Alca impennis. Josselyn, New England Rarities Discovered.
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