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[hach-uh l]
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  1. hackle1(def 5).
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verb (used with object), hatch·eled, hatch·el·ing or (especially British) hatch·elled, hatch·el·ling.
  1. hackle1(def 7).
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Origin of hatchel

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

straighten, sort, curry, tease, cleanse, separate, groom, smooth, disentangle, untangle, adjust, scrape, rasp, dress, card, hackle, hatchel

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British Dictionary definitions for hatchel


verb, noun -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
  1. another word for heckle (def. 2), heckle (def. 3)
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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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