bobble

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
bob•ble /ˈbɑbəl/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  -bled, -bling. 
n. [countable]
  1. Sporta momentary fumbling of a baseball.
  2. an error;
    mistake.

v. [+ object]
  1. Sportto fumble (a baseball) momentarily:hardly ever bobbles a ball.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
bob•ble  (bobəl),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -bled, -bling. 
n. 
  1. a repeated, jerky movement;
    bob.
  2. Sporta momentary fumbling or juggling of a batted or thrown baseball.
  3. an error;
    mistake.
  4. Clothing, Textilesa small ball of fabric usually used decoratively, as in a fringe or other trimming:a sweater with a line of bobbles up the sleeves.

v.t. 
  1. Sportto juggle or fumble (a batted or thrown baseball) momentarily, usually resulting in an error.
  • 1805–15; bob1 + -le; (def. 4) perh. new formation with bob2


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

bobble /ˈbɒbəl/ n
  1. a short jerky motion, as of a cork floating on disturbed water; bobbing movement
  2. a tufted ball, usually for ornament, as on a knitted hat
vb
  1. (intransitive) (of a ball) to bounce with a rapid erratic motion due to an uneven playing surface
Etymology: 19th Century: from bob1 (vb)



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