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HACKLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hackle mean? 

HACKLE (noun)
  The noun HACKLE has 1 sense:

1. long slender feather on the necks of e.g. turkeys and pheasants

  Familiarity information: HACKLE used as a noun is very rare.


HACKLE (verb)
  The verb HACKLE has 1 sense:

1. comb with a heckle

  Familiarity information: HACKLE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HACKLE (noun)


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Meaning:

Long slender feather on the necks of e.g. turkeys and pheasants

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("hackle" is a kind of...):

feather; plumage; plume (the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hackle"):

saddle feather; saddle hackle (a long narrow feather on the back (saddle) of a domestic fowl)


HACKLE (verb)


Sense 1hackle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Comb with a heckle

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

hackle; hatchel; heckle

Context example:

heckle hemp or flax

Hypernyms (to "hackle" is one way to...):

comb (straighten with a comb)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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