Haggle Hag"gle (h[a^]g"g'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Haggled} (-g'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Haggling} (-gl[i^]ng).] [Freq. of Scot. hag, E. hack. See {Hack} to cut.] To cut roughly or hack; to cut into small pieces; to notch or cut in an unskillful manner; to make rough or mangle by cutting; as, a boy haggles a stick of wood. [1913 Webster]

Suffolk first died, and York, all haggled o'er, Comes to him, where in gore he lay insteeped. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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