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hack·le 1

 (hăk′əl)
n.
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.
Idiom:
get (one's) hackles up
To be extremely insulted or irritated.

[Middle English hakell, cloak, skin, plumage, possibly from Old English hacele, cloak, mantle.]

hack·le 2

 (hăk′əl)
v. hack·led, hack·ling, hack·les
v.tr.
To chop roughly; mangle by hacking.
v.intr.
To hack.

[Frequentative of hack.]

hackles

(ˈhækəlz)
pl n
1. (Zoology) 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
2. anger or resentment (esp in the phrases get one's hackles up, make one's hackles rise)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hackles - a feeling of anger and animosityhackles - a feeling of anger and animosity; "having one's hackles or dander up"
anger, ire, choler - a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance

hackles

plural noun
raise someone's hackles or make someone's hackles rise anger, annoy, infuriate, cause resentment, rub someone up the wrong way, make someone see red (informal), get someone's dander up (slang) It made my hackles rise when he got the job.
Translations
peří na krkusrst
kamnakkehår
nyaktoll
burstir
kaklo plunksnoskarčiai
kakla spalvas
perie na krku

hackles

[ˈhæklz] NPL (lit) [of dog] (on back of neck) → pelo m del pescuezo; (on back) → pelo m del lomo
with his hackles up [dog] → con el pelo erizado; [person] → hecho una furia, furioso
to make sb's hackles riseponer hecho una furia a algn, enfurecer a algn

hackles

[ˈhækəlz] npl
to make sb's hackles rise → mettre qn hors de soi, hérisser qnhackney cab [ˌhækniˈkæb] nfiacre m

hackles

[ˈhæklz] npl to make sb's hackles rise (fig) → far arrabbiare qn

hackles

(ˈhӕklz) noun plural
the hair on a dog's neck or the feathers on the neck of a farmyard cock.
References in classic literature ?
The lightning spattered the sky as a thrown egg spattered a barn door, but the light was pale blue, not yellow; and looking through my slit bamboo blinds, I could see the great dog standing, not sleeping, in the veranda, the hackles alift on her back, and her feet planted as tensely as the drawn wire rope of a suspension bridge.
For five minutes he was so close to my rock that by stretching out my hand I could have touched the hideous waving hackles upon his back.
off with you, old Hector, or I'll hackle your hide with my ramrod when I get ye.
There too is the hackle which is the old device of the De Brays.
The construction of this bustle type (especially the high level of execution of these bustles) takes great skill and experience to make sure that all the feathers lay properly, are trimmed perfectly and layered with the colored hackles to provide such an appealing set of bustles.
When my German Shepherd puppy plays with other dogs, his hackles raise so I pull him out of the play but he now seems to get worse when I do it.
So why the raised hackles when actor Hugh Grant is revealed to have fathered three children by two women in 12 months?
My parents bought me a basic fly-tying kit, a vice, hackle pliers, some hooks, thread, beeswax, and an assortment of hackles and wing feathers.
What makes my hackles rise are loud, rude people who use the F-word.
Wide-ranging annual US-South Korea military drills, ended a week ago, had also contributed to raise the hackles of North Korea.
Don't get your hackles up, but high feather prices for fly tyers aren't going way down anytime too soon.
In March, Telia raised hackles when it proposed charging Swedish subscribers extra if they wanted to use voice over IP.