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Meaning of HECKLE

Pronunciation:  'hekul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  challenge aggressively
  2. [v]  comb with a heckle; "heckle hemp or flax"
 

HECKLE is a 6 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: hackle, harass, hatchel
 
 See Also: break up, comb, cut off, disrupt, interrupt

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Hec"kle\, n. & v. t.
    Same as {Hackle}.
    
    
  2. \Hec"kle\, v. t.
    To interrogate, or ply with questions, esp. with severity or
    antagonism, as a candidate for the ministry.
    
          Robert bore heckling, however, with great patience and
          adroitness.                              --Mrs. Humphry
                                                   Ward.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aggravate, annoy, badger, bait, barrack, be at, bedevil, beset, bother, bristle, brown off, bug, bullyrag, burn up, card, chivy, comb, curry, devil, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, distemper, disturb, dog, embarrass, exasperate, exercise, fash, faze, get, gripe, hackle, harass, harry, hassle, hatchel, hector, hound, irk, irritate, jeer, miff, molest, nag, needle, nettle, nudzh, peeve, persecute, pester, pick on, pique, plague, pluck the beard, pother, provoke, rake, rattle, ride, rile, roil, ruffle, taunt, tease, torment, try the patience, tweak the nose, vex, worry
 

 

 

 

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