KJV Dictionary Definition: shambles


SHAM'BLES, n. L. scamnum a bench; from L. scando.

1. The place where butcher's meat is sold; a flesh-market.

2. In mining, a nich or shelf at suitable distances to receive the ore which is thrown from one to another, and thus raised to the top.


SHAM'BLING, a. from scamble, scambling. Moving with an awkward, irregular, cumsy pace; as a shambling trot; shambling legs.

SHAM'BLING, n. An awkward, clumsy, irregular pace or gait.