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Huddle Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    huddle n
  1. a quick private conference [syn: powwow]
  2. a disorganized and densely packed crowd; "a huddle of frightened women" v
  3. crowd or draw together; "let's huddle together--it's cold!" [syn: huddle together]
  4. crouch or curl up; "They huddled outside in the rain" [syn: cower]
Huddle Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Huddle \Hud"dle\, v. t.
  1. 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.
  2. 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 Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Huddle \Hud"dle\, n. A crowd; a number of persons or things crowded together in a confused manner; tumult; confusion. ``A huddle of ideas.'' --Addison.
Huddle Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
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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.

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  • Huddle Dominates, Quigley Sprints to Victory at USA 7 Mile Championships
    INDIANAPOLIS – Olympian Molly Huddle continued her inspirational season with a masterful victory Saturday morning at the USA 7 Mile Championships in Davenport, Iowa, hosted by the Bix 7, while Sean Quigley upset USA Running Circuit leader Christo Landry over the final quarter mile of the race to win the men’s title. Read more on this news related to 'Huddle'
  • Huddle House Diner Franchise Expands Into New Jersey
    On the heels of its Long Island expansion, Huddle House diner franchise is adding six units in northern New Jersey, marking the 50-year-old brand's first foray into that area. Read more on this news related to 'Huddle'
  • Huddle House Diner Franchise to Add 10 Units in Long Island
    Huddle House diner franchise is adding 10 units over the next five years in New York, marking the 50-year-old brand's first foray into that area. Read more on this news related to 'Huddle'

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