As nouns the difference between falter and hobble
is that falter
is butterfly while hobble
is short straps tied between the legs of unfenced horses, allowing them to wander short distances but preventing them from running off.
As a verb hobble is
to fetter by tying the legs; to restrict (a horse) with hobbles.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To waver or be unsteady.
(ambitransitive) To stammer; to utter with hesitation, or in a weak and trembling manner.
- He found his legs falter .
- And here he faltered forth his last farewell.
To fail in distinctness or regularity of exercise; said of the mind or of thought.
* I. Taylor
- With faltering speech and visage incomposed.
(figuratively) To lose faith or vigor; to doubt or abandon (a cause).
- Here indeed the power of disinct conception of space and distance falters .
To hesitate in purpose or action.
- And remember, comrades, your resolution must never falter .
To cleanse or sift, as barley.
- Ere her native king / Shall falter under foul rebellion's arms.
(en noun) (usually in plural )
Short straps tied between the legs of unfenced horses, allowing them to wander short distances but preventing them from running off.
An unsteady, off-balance step.
* tether (rope)
To fetter by tying the legs; to restrict (a horse) with hobbles.
To walk lame, or unevenly.
- (Charles Dickens)
(figurative) To move roughly or irregularly.
- The friar was hobbling the same way too.
To perplex; to embarrass.
- The hobbling versification, the mean diction.
* hobble skirt