how to pronounce hackle


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hackle is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of hackle


  1. A plate with rows of pointed needles used to blend or straighten hair.
  2. One of the long, narrow feathers on the neck of birds, most noticeable on the rooster.
  3. Any flimsy substance unspun, such as raw silk.
  4. By extension (because the hackles of a rooster are lifted when it is angry), the hair on the nape of the neck in dogs and other animals; also used figuratively for humans.
  5. A feather plume on some soldier's uniforms, especially the hat or helmet.
  6. A feather used to make a fishing lure or a fishing lure incorporating a feather.
  7. An instrument with steel pins used to comb out flax or hemp.


  1. To tear asunder; to break into pieces.
  2. To dress (flax or hemp) with a hackle; to prepare fibres of flax or hemp for spinning.
  3. 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 frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hackle occurs in english on average 0 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics hackle can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that hackle can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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