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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hackle  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hackle  \Hac"kle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hackled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hackling}.] 
  1.  To  separate,  as  the  coarse  part  of  flax  or  hemp  from  the 
  fine,  by  drawing  it  through  the  teeth  of  a  hackle  or 
  hatchel. 
 
  2.  To  tear  asunder;  to  break  in  pieces. 
 
  The  other  divisions  of  the  kingdom  being  hackled  and 
  torn  to  pieces.  --Burke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hatchel  \Hatch"el\  (?;  277),  n.  [OE.  hechele  hekele  akin  to  D. 
  hekel,  G.  hechel,  Dan.  hegle,  Sw  h["a]kla,  and  prob.  to  E. 
  hook.  See  {Hook},  and  cf  {Hackle},  {Heckle}.] 
  An  instrument  with  long  iron  teeth  set  in  a  board,  for 
  cleansing  flax  or  hemp  from  the  tow,  hards,  or  coarse  part  a 
  kind  of  large  comb;  --  called  also  {hackle}  and  {heckle}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hackle 
  n  :  long  slender  feather  on  the  necks  of  e.g.  turkeys  and 
  pheasants 
  v  :  comb  with  a  heckle;  "heckle  hemp  or  flax"  [syn:  {heckle},  {hatchel}] 




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