Raise one’s hackles

What is Raise one’s hackles?

Raise one’s hackles definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun
one of the long, slender feathers on the neck or saddle of certain birds, as the domestic rooster, much used in making artificial flies for anglers.
the neck plumage of a male bird, as the domestic rooster.
hackles, the erectile hair on the back of an animal’s neck: At the sound of footsteps, the dog raised her hackles.anger, especially when aroused in a challenging or challenged manner: with one’s hackles up.

Angling. the legs of an artificial fly made with feathers from the neck or saddle of a rooster or other such bird.hackle fly.

a comb for dressing flax or hemp.

verb (used with object), hack

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