Definition of Hackles in English :

Define Hackles in English

Hackles meaning in English

Meaning of Hackles in English

Pronunciation of Hackles in English

Hackles pronunciation in English

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1. dander, hackles

a feeling of anger and animosity

Example Sentences:
'having one's hackles or dander up'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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plural noun
the hairs on the back of the neck and the back of a dog, cat, etc, which rise when the animal is angry or afraid
anger or resentment (esp in the phrases get one's hackles up, make one's hackles rise)

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see synonyms of hackles
1. Any of the long, slender, often glossy feathers on the neck of a bird, especially a male fowl.
2. hackles The erectile hairs along the back of the neck of an animal, especially of a dog.
3. A feather, usually from the neck of a chicken, used in trimming a fishing fly.
tr.v. hack·led, hack·ling, hack·les
To trim (an artificial fishing fly) with a hackle.
v. hack·led, hack·ling, hack·les
To chop roughly; mangle by hacking.
To hack.

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