joggle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v joggle fasten or join with a joggle
    • v joggle move to and fro "Don't jiggle your finger while the nurse is putting on the bandage!"
    • n joggle a slight irregular shaking motion
    • n joggle a fastener that is inserted into holes in two adjacent pieces and holds them together
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Joggle A notch or tooth in the joining surface of any piece of building material to prevent slipping; sometimes, but incorrectly, applied to a separate piece fitted into two adjacent stones, or the like.
    • Joggle (Arch) To join by means of joggles, so as to prevent sliding apart; sometimes, loosely, to dowel. "The struts of a roof are joggled into the truss posts."
    • v. i Joggle To shake or totter; to slip out of place.
    • Joggle To shake slightly; to push suddenly but slightly, so as to cause to shake or totter; to jostle; to jog.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • joggle To shake slightly; give a sudden but slight push; jolt; jostle.
    • joggle In carp, and masonry, to fit together, as timbers or stonework, with notches and projections, or with notches and keys, to prevent the slipping of parts upon one another.
    • joggle To move irregularly; have a jogging or jolting motion; shake.
    • n joggle A jolt; a jog.
    • n joggle In carpentry, a stub-tenon on the end of a post or piece of timber, which prevents the timber or post from moving laterally. Also joggle-joint.
    • n joggle In carp, and masonry, a notch in a piece of timber or stone, into which is fitted a projection upon a corresponding piece or counterpart, or a key also engaging a notch in a corresponding piece or counterpart, to prevent one piece from slipping on the other.
    • joggle In iron ship-building, to make a joggle in (a plate or bar).
    • n joggle In mech.:
    • n joggle A pin or tenon projecting from a casting to hold it when set in place.
    • n joggle A raised rib or ridge on which rests a plummer-block or other bearing.
    • n joggle In iron ship-building, a setting back of part of a plate or of a bar to obtain a flush surface where other parts cross, or to enable it to fit around a projection, as a butt-strap.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Joggle jog′l a notch in joints adapted in fitting stones or pieces of timber together to keep them from sliding.
    • v.t Joggle jog′l to jog or shake slightly: to jostle
    • v.i Joggle to shake:—pr.p. jogg′ling; pa.p. jogg′led
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Freq. of jog,

Usage

In literature:

It is really a very rare scientist who joggles contentedly down without qualms, or without delays, to a hole in space.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
New York had given this fantastic idea a rough joggle, the south-bound express tumbled it all to pieces.
"The Ghost Girl" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
Anyway, Tommy Jenks joggled my arm or I wouldn't have thrown a crayon at him.
"Jerry's Charge Account" by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
Its wide interior arch of sixty-one feet span, with joggled arch stones, is a most remarkable piece of work.
"Memorials of Old London" by Various
The coolie joggled along, his naked legs rising and falling mechanically.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
The cart joggled over rutty roads for hours.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
They'll joggle out of here.
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine
An' it joggles up 'n' down, 'n' the pieces grin' agin each other.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Blanchard fell against me and joggled my arm.
"Molly Brown's Sophomore Days" by Nell Speed
You can look over my shoulder, but you mustn't joggle.
"Just So Stories" by Rudyard Kipling
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In poetry:

"They used to grab it and shake it
And joggle it up and down
And turn dear Grandfather yaller
Except when they turned him brown;
"A Pastoral" by Ellis Parker Butler

In news:

Metairie man perfects the art of 'joggling' along Veterans Memorial Boulevard.
Indie small-town miserablism, heavy on the awkward silences and joggling, invasive close-ups.
Bill Geist uncovers the acrobatic world of "joggling.".
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