hockle

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Probably from hackle, a brush once used for fraying flax, and related to heckle (to tease).

NounEdit

hockle (plural hockles)

  1. A knob in cordage caused by twisting against the lay.

VerbEdit

hockle (third-person singular simple present hockles, present participle hockling, simple past and past participle hockled)

  1. To damage cordage by twisting against the lay.

Etymology 2Edit

From imperfect and past participle hockled; from present participle and verbal noun hockling. From hock.

VerbEdit

hockle (third-person singular simple present hockles, present participle hockling, simple past and past participle hockled)

  1. (transitive) To hamstring; to hock; to hough; to disable by cutting the tendons of the ham.
  2. (transitive) To mow, as stubble.

Etymology 3Edit

Probably onomatopoeic.

NounEdit

hockle (uncountable)

  1. (Geordie, vulgar) spit, spittle

VerbEdit

hockle (third-person singular simple present hockles, present participle hocklin, simple past and past participle hockled)

  1. (Geordie) To spit.

ReferencesEdit

Last modified on 20 June 2013, at 19:22