Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Nicked or notched; jagged.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Jagged or rough.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Rough or broken, as if hacked.
  • adj. Having fine, short, and sharp points on the surface.

from The 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.

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From hackle2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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