[ hach-uhl ]
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verb (used with object),hatch·eled, hatch·el·ing or (especially British) hatch·elled, hatch·el·ling.

Origin of hatchel

1275–1325; variant of earlier hetchel,Middle English hechel; perhaps influenced by hackle1

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British Dictionary definitions for hatchel


/ (ˈhætʃəl) /

verb, noun-els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled

Origin of hatchel

C13: hechele, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German hāko hook, Middle Dutch hekele hackle

Derived forms of hatchel

  • hatcheller, noun

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