a comb for separating flax fibers
heckle, hackle, hatchel(verb)
comb with a heckle
"heckle hemp or flax"
To shout questions or jibes at (a public speaker), so as to disconcert him or render his talk ineffective.
To question harshly in an attempt to find or reveal weaknesses.
To insult, tease, make fun of or badger.
Promise that you won't heckle me after my performance.
Origin: Transferred usage of hekelen (to comb flax or hemp with a heckle), from hekele (a comb for flax or hemp), from Middle Dutch hekelen (to prickle, irritate), from hakilōnan (related to hackle)
same as Hackle
Heckle was a melodic hardcore/punk rock band from New Jersey, United States. Brandishing a unique blend of West Coast melody with East Coast fury, Heckle were somewhat reminiscent of the early New York and DC hardcore bands, yet the band brought a fresh new perspective to this old school format. Formed in the summer of 1994 by guitarist Steve Cunningham, bass player Chris Whalen, guitarist Eric Arikian and vocalist Chris Baglieri, Heckle found original drummer Tim Caspare to complete the group. The band then released a split single in January 1996 with their friends AFI, followed in the spring of 1996 by a full length LP on Berkeley, California's Wingnut Records entitled We're Not Laughing With You. After a nationwide summer tour, the band parted ways with their original drummer. The position was then filled by Todd Hennig who was the drummer for the Vermont hardcore band SevenYearsWar, which Steve had once played guitar for. After another East Coast tour, Heckle was signed by Hopeless Records and recorded their second and final full length album with Donnell Cameron at Westbeach Recorders in Hollywood, California The Complicated Futility of Ignorance.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hek′l, v.i. to comb: to put a parliamentary candidate, or the like, through a series of embarrassing questions.—n. the same as Hack′le, Hatch′el.—ns. Heck′le, the long shining feathers on a cock's neck, a feather ornament in the full-dress bonnets of Highland regiments; Heck′ler, one who torments a candidate with catching questions.
The numerical value of heckle in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of heckle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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