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1. A densely packed group or crowd, as of people or animals.
2. Football A brief gathering of a team's players behind the line of scrimmage to receive instructions for the next play.
3. A small private conference or meeting.
v. hud·dled, hud·dling, hud·dles
1. To crowd together, as from cold or fear.
2. To draw or curl one's limbs close to one's body: huddled under the blanket while watching television.
3. Football To gather in a huddle.
4. Informal To gather together for conference or consultation: During the crisis, the president's national security advisers huddled.
1. To cause to crowd together.
2. To draw (oneself) together in a crouch.
3. Chiefly British To arrange, do, or make hastily or carelessly.

[From huddle, to crowd together, possibly from Low German hudeln; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.]

hud′dler n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.huddler - a member of a huddle
huddle, powwow - (informal) a quick private conference
huddle - a disorganized and densely packed crowd; "a huddle of frightened women"
fellow member, member - one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization); "only members will be admitted"; "a member of the faculty"; "she was introduced to all the members of his family"
2.huddler - a person who crouches; "low huddlers against the wind"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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