Hackamore to Hæmatosac

(Hack"a*more) n. [Cf. Sp. jaquima headstall of a halter.] A halter consisting of a long leather or rope strap and headstall, — used for leading or tieing a pack animal. [Western U. S.]

(Hack"ber`ry) n. (Bot.) A genus of trees (Celtis) related to the elm, but bearing drupes with scanty, but often edible, pulp. C. occidentalis is common in the Eastern United States. Gray.

(Hack"bolt`) n. (Zoöl.) The greater shearwater or hagdon. See Hagdon.

(Hack"buss) n. Same as Hagbut.

(Hack"ee) n. (Zoöl.) The chipmunk; also, the chickaree or red squirrel. [U. S.]

(Hack"er) n. One who, or that which, hacks. Specifically: A cutting instrument for making notches; esp., one used for notching pine trees in collecting turpentine; a hack.

(Hack"er*y) n. [Hind. chhakra.] A cart with wooden wheels, drawn by bullocks. [Bengal] Malcom.

(Hac"kle) n. [See Heckle, and cf. Hatchel.]

1. A comb for dressing flax, raw silk, etc.; a hatchel.

2. Any flimsy substance unspun, as raw silk.

3. One of the peculiar, long, narrow feathers on the neck of fowls, most noticeable on the cock, — often used in making artificial flies; hence, any feather so used.

4. An artificial fly for angling, made of feathers.

(Hac"kle), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hackled (-k'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Hackling ]

1. To separate, as the coarse part of flax or hemp from the fine, by drawing it through the teeth of a hackle or hatchel.

2. To tear asunder; to break in pieces.

The other divisions of the kingdom being hackled and torn to pieces.

(Hac"kly) a. [From Hackle.]

1. Rough or broken, as if hacked.

2. (Min.) Having fine, short, and sharp points on the surface; as, the hackly fracture of metallic iron.

(Hack"man) n.; pl. Hackmen The driver of a hack or carriage for public hire.

(Hack"ma*tack`) n. [Of American Indian origin.] (Bot.) The American larch a coniferous tree with slender deciduous leaves; also, its heavy, close-grained timber. Called also tamarack.

(Hack"ney) n.; pl. Hackneys [OE. hakeney, hakenay; cf. F. haquenée a pacing horse, an ambling nag, OF. also haguenée, Sp. hacanea, OSp. facanea, D. hakkenei, also OF. haque horse, Sp. haca, OSp. faca; perh. akin to E. hack to cut, and nag, and orig. meaning, a jolting horse. Cf. Hack a horse, Nag.]

1. A horse for riding or driving; a nag; a pony. Chaucer.

2. A horse or pony kept for hire.

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