Definitions

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  • n. One who hobbles.
  • n. One who by his tenure was to maintain a horse for military service; a kind of light horseman in the Middle Ages who was mounted on a hobby.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who hobbles.
  • n. One who by his tenure was to maintain a horse for military service; a kind of light horseman in the Middle Ages who was mounted on a hobby.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which hobbles.
  • n. One who by his tenure was to maintain a hobby for military service; hence, a soldier mounted on a hobby; a light-horseman employed in reconnoitering, intercepting convoys, etc.
  • n. A man employed in towing vessels by a rope on the land, or in a small boat with oars.
  • n. A horse: same as hobby.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who has a limp and walks with a hobbling gait

Etymologies

Old English also hobeler, Old French hobelier, Latin hobellarius. See hobby a horse. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Unacquainted with its wonderful mechanism, he was injured in the side by one of the lions the first time he attempted to mount it, and forever after he limped, wherefore he was given the surname Necho, the hobbler.

    The Legends of the Jews — Volume 4

  • "I thank you, sir, I thank you," said the hobbler, with pleasant frankness.

    Our Friend the Charlatan

  • True, without any consideration for the girl's presence, he sometimes asked Gitta why they still burdened themselves with the useless hobbler and did not sell the cart and the donkey.

    In the Blue Pike — Volume 03

  • He threw it carelessly from him, and at the same time suffered the dismounted cavalier to rise, while he himself remounted his hobbler, and looked towards the rest of Oliver's party, who were now advancing.

    The Fair Maid of Perth St. Valentine's Day

  • Now CEO Tim Conver tells us: "we are developing and have now demonstrated a new aircraft based on our one-pound Wasp that can perform vertical take-off and landing, hobbler, perch and steer machines in a very stealthy manner" [emphasis added].

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  • He threw it carelessly from him, and at the same time suffered the dismounted cavalier to rise, while he himself remounted his hobbler, and looked towards the rest of Oliver’s party, who were now advancing.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • “Let’s get those boots off—I can’t stand a hobbler,” Madame Scull said.

    Comanche Moon

  • The Nano Air Vehicle contract with DARPA is a very early stage R&D program that could lead us to the smallest class of unmanned aircraft system, an aircraft that weights 10 grams, for the stealthy perch and persistent system stare program also funded DARPA we are developing and have now demonstrated a new aircraft based on our one-pound Wasp that can perform vertical take-off and landing, hobbler, perch and steer machines in a very stealthy manner.

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