Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Huddle'
- a quick private conference [syn: powwow]
- a disorganized and densely packed crowd; "a huddle of frightened women" v
- crowd or draw together; "let's huddle together--it's cold!" [syn: huddle together]
- crouch or curl up; "They huddled outside in the rain" [syn: cower]
- Huddle \Hud"dle\, v. t.
- To crowd (things) together to mingle confusedly; to assemble without order or system. Our adversary, huddling several suppositions together, . . . makes a medley and confusion. --Locke.
- To do, make, or put, in haste or roughly; hence, to do imperfectly; -- usually with a following preposition or adverb; as, to huddle on; to huddle up; to huddle together. ``Huddle up a peace.'' --J. H. Newman. Let him forescat his work with timely care, Which else is huddled when the skies are fair. --Dryden. Now, in all haste, they huddle on Their hoods, their cloaks, and get them gone. --Swift.
- Huddle \Hud"dle\, n.
A crowd; a number of persons or things crowded together in a
confused manner; tumult; confusion. ``A huddle of ideas.''
- Huddle \Hud"dle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Huddled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Huddling.] [Cf. OE. hoderen, hodren, to cover, keep, warm;
perh. akin to OE. huden, hiden, to hide, E. hide, and orig.
meaning, to get together for protection in a safe place. Cf.
Hide to conceal.]
To press together promiscuously, from confusion,
apprehension, or the like; to crowd together confusedly; to
press or hurry in disorder; to crowd.
The cattle huddled on the lea. --Tennyson.
Huddling together on the public square . . . like a
herd of panic-struck deer. --Prescott.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Huddle'
In sport, a huddle is when a team gathers together, usually in a tight circle, to strategise, motivate or celebrate. It is a popular strategy for keeping opponents insulated from sensitive information, and acts as a form of insulation when the level of noise in the venue is such that normal on-field communication is difficult. Commonly the leader of the huddle is the team captain and it is the captain who will try and inspire his fellow team members to achieve success. Similarly after an event a huddle may take place to congratulate one another for the teams success, or to commiserate a defeat. The term "huddle" can be used as a verb as in "huddling up".
The huddle is commonly used in American football and Canadian football to strategise before each play and is led by either the quarterback or linebacker. It is also popular in basketball, football and cricket.[See more about Huddle at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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