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hackle one of the long, thin feathers on the neck or lower back of certain birds, such as the rooster. [3 definitions]
hackmatack a tamarack. [2 definitions]
hackney a horse suited for ordinary riding or driving. [4 definitions]
hackneyed made trite or commonplace by overuse, as an expression or phrase.
hacksaw a saw used to cut metal, with a tough, fine-toothed, short blade fixed in a frame.
had past tense and past participle of have.
had better used to state that a certain action is strongly advised and that, if one does not do the action that is specified, something bad might happen (sometimes used in warnings and threats).
haddock a North Atlantic food fish, related to but smaller than cod.
Hades in Greek mythology, the underworld inhabited by the dead, or the god who rules there; Pluto. [3 definitions]
hadn't contracted form of "had not."
hadron in particle physics, any particle made up of quarks and held together by the strong force.
hadrosaur any dinosaur of the Hadrosauridae family, having a broad, flat snout for grazing; also known as a "duck-billed dinosaur."
haemato- see "hemato-."
hafnium a chemical element that has seventy-two protons in each nucleus and that occurs as a tetravalent metal often found in combination with zirconium, used in pure form for applications such as nuclear reactor control rods because it absorbs neutrons well. (symbol: Hf)
haft a handle or hilt, as of a weapon or cutting tool. [2 definitions]
hag an ugly old woman, esp. one considered frightening or wicked. [2 definitions]
Hagar according to the Old Testament, Abraham's concubine and the mother of Ishmael.
hagfish a small eellike marine fish with horny teeth and a round, jawless, sucking mouth.
Haggadah a book read at the Passover Seder that contains the story of Exodus and the ritual of the Seder. [2 definitions]
Haggai a minor Hebrew prophet of the sixth century B.C. [2 definitions]
haggard wasted, exhausted, or wild in appearance, as from hunger, deprivation, or anxiety.