From hop; compare hobble.
hopple (plural hopples)
- (chiefly in the plural) A fetter for horses or cattle when turned out to graze.
hopple (third-person singular simple present hopples, present participle hoppling, simple past and past participle hoppled)
- (transitive) To impede by a hopple; to tie the feet of (a horse or a cow) loosely together; to hobble.
- (transitive, figuratively) To entangle; to hamper.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Dr. H. More to this entry?)