hatch·​el | \ ˈhachəl \
variants: or less commonly hetchel \ ˈhech-​ \
plural -s

Definition of hatchel

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hatcheled or hatchelled; hatcheled or hatchelled; hatcheling or hatchelling; hatchels

Definition of hatchel (Entry 2 of 2)

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History and Etymology for hatchel


hatchel alteration of hetchel, from Middle English hechele, hekele, hakell; akin to Middle Dutch hekele hackle, Middle High German hechel, hachel hackle, Old High German hāko hook

Transitive verb

alteration of earlier hetchel, from Middle English hechelen, from hechele, noun

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“Hatchel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hatchel. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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