hackle

hackle [ HAK-uh' l ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a long and slender feather on the neck of a bird like a pigeon or a rooster
2. (pl.) the hair on the back of the neck of an animal like a dog or a cat, that rise in fear or anger
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The hackle of a rooster is often used to make artificial flies for anglers.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 We think especially of another of Prince Charles's regiments, the Black Watch, with its famous "red hackle".

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