Definition of hopple in US English:

hopple

verb & noun

Riding
  • another term for hobble (sense 2 of the verb)
    • ‘Leaving his own horse lying flat down in the long prairie grass, and the mustang hoppled, Joe rode on directly toward the emigrant camp.’

Origin

Late 16th century: probably of Low German origin and related to early Flemish hoppelen and Middle Dutch hobelen ‘jump, dance’; compare with hobble.

Pronunciation

hopple

/ˈhäpəl/