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Meaning of HACKLE

Pronunciation:  'hakul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  long slender feather on the necks of e.g. turkeys and pheasants
  2. [v]  comb with a heckle; "heckle hemp or flax"

HACKLE is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hatchel, heckle
 See Also: comb, feather, plumage, plume, saddle feather, saddle hackle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hac"kle\, n. [See {Heckle}, and cf. {Hatchel}.]
    1. A comb for dressing flax, raw silk, etc.; a hatchel.
    2. Any flimsy substance unspun, as raw silk.
    3. One of the peculiar, long, narrow feathers on the neck of
       fowls, most noticeable on the cock, -- often used in
       making artificial flies; hence, any feather so used.
    4. An artificial fly for angling, made of feathers.
  2. \Hac"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hackled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To separate, as the coarse part of flax or hemp from the
       fine, by drawing it through the teeth of a hackle or
    2. To tear asunder; to break in pieces.
             The other divisions of the kingdom being hackled and
             torn to pieces.                       --Burke.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: card, comb, covert, crest, curry, feather, feathers, hack, haggle, hatchel, heckle, mail, panache, pinion, plumage, plume, plumule, quill, rake, scapular, slash, speculum, topknot, tuft