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variants or less commonly hetchel
plural -s


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transitive verb

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

Word History



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 31 Mar. 2023.

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