To walk lame, bearing chiefly on one leg; to walk with a hitch or hop, or with crutches.
- To walk or move along haltingly or with difficulty; limp.
- To put a device around the legs of (a horse, for example) so as to hamper but not prevent movement.
- To cause to limp.
- To hamper the action or progress of; impede. See Synonyms at hamper1.
- A hobbling walk or gait.
- A device, such as a rope or strap, used to hobble an animal.
- Archaic An awkward situation.