American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Nicked or notched; jagged.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Rough; broken as if hacked; mangled by chopping or cutting.
- In mineralogy, having fine, short, and sharp points on the surface: as, a hackly fracture.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Rough or broken, as if hacked.
- adj. (Min.) Having fine, short, and sharp points on the surface.
- From hackle2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Most of the Ottoman period material consisted of fragments of thick walled, flat based, strap handled jars/jugs and cooking pots with simple rims, in oxidized hard to very hard fired reddish-brown fabric (s), with a rough feel, sometimes powdery, hackly broken edges and moderate, mostly angular inclusions, which were dull white and shiny black in color, and including lime and mica fragments.”
“It offers no indications of internal structure, but, on being separated by mechanical violence, exhibits a hackly fracture.”
“But the majority are poorly acted, hackly written, and cheesily-produced.”
“a fragment out of the marble mantelpiece, and, picking it up, eagerly examined it, as if in search of a hackly fracture.”
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