Meaning of joggle

jog•gle

Pronunciation: ( jog'ul), [key]
— v., n. -gled, -gling,
—v.t.
  1. 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.
  2. to cause to shake or totter as by a sudden, slight push; jostle.
  3. to join or fasten by fitting a projection into a recess.
  4. to fit or fasten with dowels.
—v.i.
  1. to move irregularly; have a jogging or jolting motion; shake.
—n.
  1. the act of joggling.
  2. a slight shake or jolt.
  3. a moving with jolts or jerks.
  4. a projection on one of two joining objects fitting into a corresponding recess in the other to prevent slipping.
  5. an enlarged area, as of a post or king post, for supporting the foot of a strut, brace, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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