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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.
moor, some slinking away and some, with starting hackles
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.
ELISABETH Moss has said it gets her "hackles up" when people say The Handmaid's Tale is too dark.
Aberfeldy-born fly tier, George Barron, is well-known for his distinctive tying style, incorporating the use of mobile hen hackles to give a more lifelike movement to his wet flies.
In reference to the column of former chief justice Artemio Panganiban, 'Hackles on judicial delays' (4/28/19), allow me to react as a former clerk in a division of the Court of Appeals which used to suffer from an overload of pending cases.
Ill-thought slogans and crass messages defeat one's purpose and only raise hackles of the public at large.
He never fails to mention both parties in nearly all comments, so therefore he is raising hackles when there is no need to cause resentment towards him.
Wainwright analyst Kevin Dede said that the exit of Mike Seifert from Resonant only weeks after he joined as the company's second-ever CFO on September 2 "may raise both red flags and hackles on the back of the neck," but he clearly does not agree with anyone suggesting that a worse case scenario is behind this morning's news.
While the trauma of partition may now be behind us, stories of 1971 still raise hackles among anyone who lived through that era.