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The,hairs, spines or feathers of an animal, which are raised when the creature in question is distressed.
"Suddenly there was a crash downstairs,I thought it was a freaking burglar!it turned out it was the darn cat,I had my hackles up over nothing!"
by Scarlo September 04, 2008

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The hair on the back of your neck.
"Don't get your hackles up."
i.e. "Don't get your panties in a bunch"
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The feathers in the neck of a dominating cock or a so called rooster.
Cock-a-doodle-doo!!!
Woah that rooster must have fucking large and long hackles in its neck:O
by ChrisO'Neat May 12, 2010

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To be really irritated. Also the name of a funny webcomic.
by w00tw00t April 05, 2003

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Hackle: When someone both cackles (laughs) and hacks(coughs) at the same time.
I think that dude is going to die. Do you hear his hackle? I think he's going to hackle up a lung.
by McBobberson June 01, 2009

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native american mud huts
I live in a hackle
by hak-uls April 08, 2003

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A combanation of "hack" and "tackle" which defines an over zealous challenge in football/soccer.
"Oh Dear, that chap seems to have been badly hackled there, look here Ref send that unsporting ruffian off."
by palacejester December 29, 2004

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