Hatchel meaning

hăchəl
A comb for separating flax fibers.
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To separate (flax fibers) with a hatchel.
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A comb used to separate flax fibers.
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To separate (flax fibers) with a hatchel, or comb.
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Origin of hatchel

  • Middle English hechel possibly from Old English hecel Middle Dutch hekel heckle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition