From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhuddlehud‧dle1 /ˈhʌdl/ ●○○ verb 🔊 🔊 1[intransitive, transitive] (also huddle together/up)TOGETHER if a group of people huddletogether, they stay very close to each other, especially because they are cold or frightened 🔊 We lay huddled together for warmth.huddle around 🔊 People huddled around the radio, waiting for news.2[intransitive always + adverb/preposition]BEND to lie or sit with your arms and legs close to your body because you are cold or frightened 🔊 She huddled under the blankets. 🔊 The snow blew against his huddled body.3[intransitive] American English to sit or stand with a small group of people in order to discuss something privately 🔊 The executive board huddled to discuss the issue.4[intransitive] if Americanfootballplayers huddle, they gather around one player who tells them the plan for the next part of the game→ See Verb table
huddlehuddle2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1GROUP OF PEOPLEa group of people or things that are close together, but not arranged in any particular order, pattern, or systemhuddle of 🔊 a huddle of straw huts 🔊 Huddles of men stood around talking.2DSAa group of players in American football who gather around one player who tells them the plan for the next part of the game3 →get/go into a huddle
Examples from the Corpus
huddle• As each question is asked each team goes into a huddle and then writes down its answer.• Gwendolen loses her composure and huddles in terror.• They talked in a close huddle and every so often would both turn round and look at me.• He talks incessantly, in huddles with Jason and his solicitor and juniorcounsel.• Nabers asks the seniors to come up with a cheer to break the huddle.• With 16 seconds left, and no timeouts remaining, Starr stepped into the huddle for the last call.• Mariucci noted the huddle could look strange with Rudolph standing with the other linemen.• Cops in twos and threes huddle, lightly tap their thighs with night sticks and smile at me with benevolence.huddle of• Botwood was a huddle of small houses around a small harbor.