WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
jog•gle /ˈdʒɑgəl/USA pronunciation
v., -gled, -gling, n. v.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- to (cause to) move or shake slightly;
move one way or another, as by repeated jerks;
jiggle: [~ + object]Don't joggle the cart.[no object]The cart joggled along.
- the act of joggling;
a slight shake or jolt.
( jog′əl),USA pronunciation v., -gled, -gling, n. v.t.
- to shake slightly;
move to and fro, as by repeated jerks;
jiggle:She joggled the key in the lock a couple of times before getting the door open.
- to cause to shake or totter as by a sudden, slight push;
- Buildingto join or fasten by fitting a projection into a recess.
- Buildingto fit or fasten with dowels.
- to move irregularly;
have a jogging or jolting motion;
- the act of joggling.
- a slight shake or jolt.
- a moving with jolts or jerks.
- Buildinga projection on one of two joining objects fitting into a corresponding recess in the other to prevent slipping.
- Building[Carpentry.]an enlarged area, as of a post or king post, for supporting the foot of a strut, brace, etc.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
joggle /ˈdʒɒɡəl/ vb
- to shake or move (someone or something) with a slightly jolting motion
- (transitive) to join or fasten (two pieces of building material) by means of a joggle
Etymology: 16th Century: frequentative of jog1ˈjoggler n
- the act of joggling
- a slight irregular shake; jolt
- a joint between two pieces of building material by means of a projection on one piece that fits into a notch in the other; dowel
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