/hak"lee/, adj.
rough or jagged, as if hacked: Some minerals break with a hackly fracture.
[1790-1800; HACKLE2 + -Y1]

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  • Hackly — Hac kly (h[a^]k l[y^]), a. [From {Hackle}.] 1. Rough or broken, as if hacked. [1913 Webster] 2. (Min.) Having fine, short, and sharp points on the surface; as, the hackly fracture of metallic iron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hackly — Recorded as Hackley, Hackly, Hakely, Hockley, Hockly and possibly others, this is an English locational surname. It originates either from one of the places called Hockley in the counties of Essex, Warwickshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire, or… …   Surnames reference

  • hackly — ˈhak(ə)lē, li adjective (sometimes er/ est) Etymology: hackle (V) + y : looking as if hacked : rough, jagged, broken hackly fracture surface of a mineral …   Useful english dictionary

  • hackly — adjective Date: 1796 having the appearance of something hacked ; jagged …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hackly — adjective Jagged or rough …   Wiktionary

  • hackly — adj. jagged, serrated …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hackly — hack·ly …   English syllables

  • hackly — hack•ly [[t]ˈhæk li[/t]] adj. rough or jagged, as if hacked • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

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  • Fracture (mineralogy) — This article is about the terminology used to describe fracture surfaces. For fractures in rocks and minerals per se, see Fracture (geology) In the field of mineralogy, fracture is a term used to describe the shape and texture of the surface… …   Wikipedia

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