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noun [plural]     hackles pronunciation in British English
/ˈhæk(ə)lz/
  1. 1
    if your hackles rise, or if something raises your hackles, you begin to feel very angry
  2. 2
    the hairs on the back of the neck of cats, dogs, and some other animals that stick up when they are angry
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