Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To shake or jar slightly.
  • intransitive v. To move with a shaking or lightly jolting motion.
  • n. A shaking or lightly jolting motion.
  • n. A joint between two pieces of building material formed by a notch and a fitted projection.
  • n. The notch or the projecting piece used in such a joint.
  • transitive v. To join or attach by means of a joggle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To shake slightly; to push suddenly but slightly, so as to cause to shake or totter; to jostle; to jog.
  • v. To jog or run while juggling.
  • n. A step formed in material by two adjacent reverse bends.
  • n. A notch or tooth in the joining surface of any piece of building material to prevent slipping.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To shake slightly; to push suddenly but slightly, so as to cause to shake or totter; to jostle; to jog.
  • transitive v. To join by means of joggles, so as to prevent sliding apart; sometimes, loosely, to dowel.
  • intransitive v. To shake or totter; to slip out of place.
  • n. A notch or tooth in the joining surface of any piece of building material to prevent slipping; sometimes, but incorrectly, applied to a separate piece fitted into two adjacent stones, or the like.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To shake slightly; give a sudden but slight push; jolt; jostle.
  • In carp, and masonry, to fit together, as timbers or stonework, with notches and projections, or with notches and keys, to prevent the slipping of parts upon one another.
  • To move irregularly; have a jogging or jolting motion; shake.
  • n. A jolt; a jog.
  • n. In carpentry, a stub-tenon on the end of a post or piece of timber, which prevents the timber or post from moving laterally. Also joggle-joint.
  • n. In carp, and masonry, a notch in a piece of timber or stone, into which is fitted a projection upon a corresponding piece or counterpart, or a key also engaging a notch in a corresponding piece or counterpart, to prevent one piece from slipping on the other.
  • In iron ship-building, to make a joggle in (a plate or bar).
  • n. In mech.:
  • n. A pin or tenon projecting from a casting to hold it when set in place.
  • n. A raised rib or ridge on which rests a plummer-block or other bearing.
  • n. In iron ship-building, a setting back of part of a plate or of a bar to obtain a flush surface where other parts cross, or to enable it to fit around a projection, as a butt-strap.

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

  • n. a fastener that is inserted into holes in two adjacent pieces and holds them together
  • v. move to and fro
  • v. fasten or join with a joggle
  • n. a slight irregular shaking motion

Etymologies

Perhaps frequentative of jog1.
Perhaps from jog2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • I imagine you have to throw the balls forward. As for juggling on a train, I've never done it, but from what I understand of physics, both you and the ball are moving at the speed of the train, so when you drop something, it falls straight. Will test next time I'm on a train.

    April 14, 2008

  • But.. wouldn't the balls be far behind you by the time they came down? Or is it like juggling on a train?

    April 11, 2008

  • I've also been told of people who can juggle while downhill skiing.

    April 11, 2008

  • That I'd pay to see!

    April 10, 2008

  • There was a craze once for entering races like the marathon and running and juggling at the same time. To do this you had to joggle. It became known as joggling.

    April 10, 2008

  • In masonry, a joint at the meeting of two adjacent pieces of stone or timber, so constructed as to produce a pressure transverse to that by which they are held together, and thus to prevent them from sliding on one another; a notch in one piece, or a corresponding projection in the other, or a small piece let in between both, for this purpose.

    February 7, 2007