Definition of "hackles" []

  • The hairs on the back of the neck and the back of a dog, cat, etc, which rise when the animal is angry or afraid
  • Anger or resentment (esp in the phrases get one's hackles up, make one's hackles rise)
  • Plural form of hackle. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "hackles" in a sentence
  • "Lots of times, gals get in hackles about voluptuous panty-flashing video game vixens and the game camera's decadent worship of their rendered flesh."
  • "Long, thin hackles are best: They move easily in the water and don't impede your casting."
  • "What really raises Madison Avenue’s hackles is the potential for Google to become Universal Advertising Inc.: a sprawling presence that brokers highly targeted ads across all media."