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.

 

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Hop"ple, n.

A fetter for horses, or cattle, when turned out to graze; -- chiefly used in the plural.

 

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