hackle hac"kle (h[a^]k"k'l), n. [See {Heckle}, and cf. {Hatchel}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A comb for dressing flax, raw silk, etc.; a hatchel. [1913 Webster]

2. Any flimsy substance unspun, as raw silk. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. An artificial fly for angling, made of feathers. [1913 Webster]

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  • hackle — hackle1 [hak′əl] n. [ME hechele (akin to Ger hechel) < OE * hæcel < IE base * keg , a peg, hook > HACK1, HOOK: senses 2, 3, & 4, prob. infl. by dial. hackle, bird s plumage, animal s skin < OE hacele] 1. a comblike instrument for… …   English World dictionary

  • Hackle — Hac kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hackled} (h[a^]k k ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hackling} (h[a^]k kl[i^]ng).] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • *hackle — ● hackle nom masculin (anglais hackle, plume de coq) Plume du cou du coq, servant au montage des mouches sur une ligne de pêche ; ensemble des fibres de plume qui garnissent une mouche …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hackle — (n.) O.E. hacele cloak, mantle (Cf. O.H.G. hachul, Goth. hakuls cloak; O.N. hekla hooded frock ). Sense of bird plumage is first recorded early 15c., though this might be from unrelated M.E. hackle flax comb (see HECKLE (Cf. heckle)) on supposed… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hackle — bezeichnet den Federbusch beim britischen Militär und dem einiger Commonwealth Länder mundartlich das Rührei Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hackle — [ akœl] n. m. ÉTYM. Mil. XXe; mot angl., « filasse, soie écrue, mouche de plume ou de soie (pour pêcher) ». ❖ ♦ Techn. (pêche). 1 Plume déliée utilisée pour le montage des mouches. || Des hackles. 2 Fibres de plume garnissant une mouche… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hackle — ► NOUN 1) (hackles) hairs along an animal s back which rise when it is angry or alarmed. 2) a long, narrow feather on the neck or saddle of a domestic cock or other bird. 3) a steel comb for dressing flax. ● make someone s hackles rise Cf. ↑make… …   English terms dictionary

  • Hackle — The hackle is a feather plume (most plumes are made of horsehair) that is attached to the headdress. In the British Army and the armies of some Commonwealth countries the hackle is worn by some infantry regiments, especially those designated… …   Wikipedia

  • hackle — Hatchel Hatch el ( [e^]l; 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hackle — hackle1 hackler, n. /hak euhl/, n., v., hackled, hackling. n. 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… …   Universalium

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