wobbler (plural wobblers)

  1. One who or that which wobbles.
  2. (curling) A stone that rocks from side to side as it travels because it is not resting on its running surface.
  3. (colloquial, legal) A case that could go either way depending on factors that cannot be controlled.
  4. (colloquial, legal) A class of crime that can be charged as a lower penalty or a higher penalty, e.g. a crime punishable as either a misdemeanor or a felony at the discretion of the prosecutor.
  5. (fishing) A fishing lure made to resemble a prey fish and that wobbles in the water; plug, minnow.
  6. (slang, British) A sudden unexpected outburst of anger or rage; a tantrum.
  7. (advertising) A small publicity notice which appears to float at eye level, being attached to a fixture by a flexible arm.
  8. The end of the roll in a roller mill for shaping steel.
  9. A boiled leg of mutton.
Synonyms Translations
  • Russian: во́блер

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