HACK'LE, v.t.

1. To comb flax or hemp; to separate the coarse part of these substances from the fine, by drawing them through the teeth of a hatchel.

2. To tear asunder.

HACK'LE, n. A hatchel. The latter word is used in the U. States.

1. Raw silk; any flimsy substance unspun.

2. A fly for angling, dressed with feathers or silk.