from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A densely packed group or crowd, as of people or animals.
- n. Football A brief gathering of a team's players behind the line of scrimmage to receive instructions for the next play.
- n. A small private conference or meeting.
- intransitive v. To crowd together, as from cold or fear.
- intransitive v. To draw or curl one's limbs close to one's body; crouch.
- intransitive v. Football To gather in a huddle.
- intransitive v. Informal To gather together for conference or consultation: During the crisis the President's national security advisers huddled.
- transitive v. To cause to crowd together.
- transitive v. To draw (oneself) together in a crouch.
- transitive v. Chiefly British To arrange, do, or make hastily or carelessly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a dense and disorderly crowd
- n. a brief meeting of all the players from one team that are on the field with the purpose of planning the following play.
- v. to crowd together as when distressed or in fear
- v. to curl one's legs up to the chest and keep one's arms close to the torso; to crouch; to assume a position similar to that of an embryo in the womb
- v. To get together and discuss
- v. to form a huddle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To press together promiscuously, from confusion, apprehension, or the like; to crowd together confusedly; to press or hurry in disorder; to crowd.
- transitive v. To crowd (things) together to mingle confusedly; to assemble without order or system.
- transitive v. To do, make, or put, in haste or roughly; hence, to do imperfectly; -- usually with a following preposition or adverb
- n. A crowd; a number of persons or things crowded together in a confused manner; tumult; confusion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To throw together in confusion; crowd together without order.
- To perform in haste and disorder; put together or produce in a hurried manner: often with up, over, or together.
- To put on in haste and disorder, as clothes: usually with on.
- To hush (up).
- To embrace.
- To crowd; press together promiscuously; press or hurry in disorder.
- In the University of Cambridge, to keep an act in a perfunctory manner, requiring no study, in order that the necessary oath may be taken.
- n. A number of persons or things thrown together without rule or order; a confused crowd or cluster; a jumble.
- n. A winning cast at shovel-board.
- n. An old decrepit person.
- n. A list.
- Confused; jumbled.
- In disorder; confusedly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. crowd or draw together
- n. (informal) a quick private conference
- v. crouch or curl up
- n. a disorganized and densely packed crowd
Football fans will perhaps be pleased to know that the word huddle, from a Germanic verb to do with “crowding together” could it come from a primeval idea of a group hiding from animals or people, or protecting someone or something from being found or seen by others?
The Colts huddle is pure posturing, no need for it, zero practical use whatsoever.
"I thought he was very poised and seemed to adapt to being able to go in and call the huddle right away," Cable said.
But at least once a game Mularkey will put Ryan in the no-huddle, which is when the third-year quarterbacks' true talents come out.
About 75 people in all, with, among other things, cooling devices to make sure the huddle, which is -- shuttle, I should say, which is hot as a frying pan when it lands, gets cooled off properly.
Instead, the admiral called a huddle to discuss tactics.
"It must have been 15 years ago that Chip told me the huddle was the most overrated thing in all of sports," said Mark Linehan, a longtime Boston radio personality who was Kelly's roommate at the University of New Hampshire.
Finally, South African foreign minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane called a huddle of the major players in a last-gasp effort to find compromise language.
"The guys that are in the huddle are the ones that have to say something, step up when things are tough and so there's a number of those guys," Stoops said.
It all started when Jamie Carragher called a huddle before kick-off; he and Pepe Reina, with the aid of some carefully chosen words, did their best to try and instil passion and belief into a team which has taken a number of hefty knocks this winter.