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Definition of the noun shamble

What does shamble mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: shambles

  1. walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet

Definition of the verb shamble

What does shamble mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: shambled | shambling | shambles

  1. walk by dragging one's feet

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Google previewBEA WebLogic Server 8.1 Unleashed (2004)

by Mark Artiges

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Google previewDictionary of English Etymology (1865)

shamble, to rack the limbs by striding too far. "You'll shamble yourself." Shamble-chafts, wry mouth, distorted chaps. — Jam. Shame.

Google previewThe English dialect dictionary, being the complete vocabulary of all dialect words still in use, or known to have been in use during the last two hundred years (1961)

by Joseph Wright


Google previewJamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1867)

In which the Words are Explained in Their Different Senses, Authorized by the Names of the Writers by Whom They are Used, Or the Titles of the Works in which They Occur, and Derived from Their Originals by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (of Edinburgh.), John Longmuir

To SHAMBLE, v. n. 1.

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

SHAMBLE, or SHAMMEL, in Mining, a term used to express a sort of nich, or landing place, left at certain distances in the adits of mines, and formed by a stage of boards. The method of digging the tin-mines in Devonshire, and some parts of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English (1905)

Abridged from the Seven-volume Work, Entitled: Slang and Its Analogues by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley

Shamble. In pl., the legs. Whence Shake your shambles. Begone ! As verb, to walk awkwardly. Shamble-legged, shuffling. Shambrogue. The shamrock : also shamroot (1613).

Google previewEtymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ... Abriged from the 4. Ed (1818)

by John Jamieson

To SHAMBLE, v. n. 1. To rack the limbs by striding, Ang. 2. To make a wry mouth, S. Shamble chnfts, wry mouth, S. B. Forb. SHAMLOCK, s. A cow that has not calved for two years, W. Loth. Gael. simlach, id. SHAMS, Legs. Fr. jambes, id.

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Usage statistics about shamble

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Shamble Meaning

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Scrabble value of S1H4A1M3B3L1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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