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hack·le
[hak-uhl]
NOUN
1.
one of the long, slender feathers on the neck or saddle of certain birds, as the domestic rooster, much used in making artificial flies for anglers.
2.
the neck plumage of a male bird, as the domestic rooster.
3.
a comb for dressing flax or hemp.
VERB (USED WITH OBJECT) [HACK·LED, HACK·LING.]
4.
Angling. to equip with a hackle.
5.
to comb, as flax or hemp.
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Look up hackle in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. The hackles are the long, fine feathers which are found on the backs of certain types of ...

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Hackles definition, one of the long, slender feathers on the neck or saddle of certain birds, as the domestic rooster, much used in making artificial flies for anglers ...

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Define hackle: one of the long narrow feathers on the neck or saddle of a bird — hackle in a sentence.

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Meaning, pronunciation, example sentences, and more from Oxford ... 1hackles Erectile hairs along an animal's back, which rise when it is angry or alarmed.

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"Suddenly there was a crash downstairs,I thought it was a freaking burglar!it turned out it was the darn cat,I had my hackles up over nothing!".

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But in the human world, raising someone's hackles means you've made them boiling mad or super annoyed. For example, spitting spit balls while the teacher ...

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Any of the long, slender, often glossy feathers on the neck of a bird, especially a male fowl. 2. hackles The erectile hairs along the back of the neck of an animal, ...

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