"hackle" Definition

  1. pluck; “to show HACKLE,” to be willing to fight. HACKLES are the long feathers on the back of a cock’s neck, which he erects when angry,—hence the metaphor.

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Position in the dictionary: 1568 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: hackslaver, haddock, hair of the dog, half jack., half-a-bean, half-a-bull, half-a-couter, half-a-hog, half-a-stretch, half-a-tusheroon
Previous words in the dictionary: gyp, guzzle, guy, guttle, gutter lane, gutter blood, gut scraper, gusher, gurrawaun, gup

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