[ hach-uh l ]
/ ˈhætʃ əl /


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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/ (ˈhætʃəl) /

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

Derived Formshatcheller, noun

Word Origin for hatchel

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