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Hackle

Definition: A comb for dressing flax, raw silk, etc.; a hatchel.

Hackle

Definition: Any flimsy substance unspun, as raw silk.

Hackle

Definition: 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.

Hackle

Definition: An artificial fly for angling, made of feathers.

Hackle

Definition: To separate, as the coarse part of flax or hemp from the
fine, by drawing it through the teeth of a hackle or hatchel.

Hackle

Definition: To tear asunder; to break in pieces.