hackle

Definitions of hackle
  1. noun
    long slender feather on the necks of e.g. turkeys and pheasants
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    types:
    saddle feather, saddle hackle
    a long narrow feather on the back (saddle) of a domestic fowl
    type of:
    feather, plumage, plume
    the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
  2. verb
    comb with a heckle
    synonyms: hatchel, heckle
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    type of:
    comb
    straighten with a comb
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