heckle definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to attempt to embarrass and annoy (somebody speaking or performing in public) by questions, gibes, or objections; badger.
    • To comb (flax or hemp) with a hatchel.
    • To interrogate, or ply with concerns, esp. with extent or antagonism, as a candidate when it comes to ministry.
    • To shout concerns or jibes at (a public speaker), so as to disconcert him or render their talk inadequate.
  • verb:
    • To insult, tease, make fun of or badger.
    • brush with a heckle
    • challenge aggressively
  • noun-and-verb-transitive:
    • identical to hackle.
  • noun:
    • An instrument for cleaning, sorting, and straightening natural flax and hemp: identical to hatchel.
    • a comb for dividing flax fibers
  • others:
    • To brush, as flax or hemp; hatchel.
    • To concern, particularly in a severe or antagonistic manner, as a parliamentary prospect in the uk.

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