Hockle
Hockle Hoc"kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hockled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hockling}.] [From 2d {Hock}.] 1. To hamstring; to hock; to hough. --Hanmer. [1913 Webster]

2. To mow, as stubble. --Mason. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hockle — 1. noun a) A knob in cordage caused by twisting against the lay. b) spit, spittle 2. verb a) To damage cordage by twisting against the lay …   Wiktionary

  • hockle — Same as hamstring …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • hockle — /hok euhl/, v., hockled, hockling, n. v.i. 1. (of a rope) to have the yarns spread and kinked through twisting in use. n. 2. the spreading and kinking of the yarns in a rope strand. [perh. HOCK1 + LE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • hockle-bone — obs. form of hucklebone …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hockled — Hockle Hoc kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hockled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hockling}.] [From 2d {Hock}.] 1. To hamstring; to hock; to hough. Hanmer. [1913 Webster] 2. To mow, as stubble. Mason. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hockling — Hockle Hoc kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hockled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hockling}.] [From 2d {Hock}.] 1. To hamstring; to hock; to hough. Hanmer. [1913 Webster] 2. To mow, as stubble. Mason. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hokkel — hockle (2) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • hokl — hockle (2) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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