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Meaning of HECKLE

Pronunciation:  'hekul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  challenge aggressively
  2. [v]  comb with a heckle; "heckle hemp or flax"

HECKLE is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hackle, harass, hatchel
 See Also: break up, comb, cut off, disrupt, interrupt



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hec"kle\, n. & v. t.
    Same as {Hackle}.
  2. \Hec"kle\, v. t.
    To interrogate, or ply with questions, esp. with severity or
    antagonism, as a candidate for the ministry.
          Robert bore heckling, however, with great patience and
          adroitness.                              --Mrs. Humphry
Thesaurus Terms
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