Hatchel
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 or hemp from the tow, hards, or coarse part; a kind of large comb; -- called also {hackle} and {heckle}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, (flax)


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  • Hatchel — Hatch el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hatcheled} or {Hatchelled} ( [e^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hatcheling} or {Hatchelling}.] [OE. hechelen, hekelen; akin to D. hekelen, G. hecheln, Dan. hegle, Sw. h[ a]kla. See {Hatchel}, n.] 1. To draw through the teeth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hatchel — [hach′əl] n., vt. hatcheled or hatchelled, hatcheling or hatchelling HACKLE1 …   English World dictionary

  • hatchel — /hach euhl/, n., v., hatcheled, hatcheling or (esp. Brit.) hatchelled, hatchelling. n. 1. hackle1 (def. 5). v.t. 2. hackle1 (def. 8). [1275 1325; var. of earlier hetchel, ME hechel; perh. influenced by HACKLE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hatchel — noun A comb used to separate flax fibers …   Wiktionary

  • hatchel — v. a. Hackle, dress (flax) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hatchel — hatch·el …   English syllables

  • hatchel — /ˈhætʃəl/ (say hachuhl) noun an instrument for cleaning flax; heckle. {phonetic doublet of hackle1. Compare heckle} –hatcheller, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • hatchel — I noun a comb for separating flax fibers • Syn: ↑heckle • Hypernyms: ↑comb II verb comb with a heckle heckle hemp or flax • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hatcheled — Hatchel Hatch el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hatcheled} or {Hatchelled} ( [e^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hatcheling} or {Hatchelling}.] [OE. hechelen, hekelen; akin to D. hekelen, G. hecheln, Dan. hegle, Sw. h[ a]kla. See {Hatchel}, n.] 1. To draw through… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hatcheling — Hatchel Hatch el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hatcheled} or {Hatchelled} ( [e^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hatcheling} or {Hatchelling}.] [OE. hechelen, hekelen; akin to D. hekelen, G. hecheln, Dan. hegle, Sw. h[ a]kla. See {Hatchel}, n.] 1. To draw through… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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