To cut roughly or hack; to cut into small pieces; to notch or cut in an unskillful manner; to make rough or mangle by cutting; as, a boy haggles a stick of wood. "Suffolk first died, and York, all haggled o'er, Comes to him, where in gore he lay insteeped." (Shak)
Origin: Freq. Of Scot. Hag, E. Hack. See Hack to cut.
(01 Mar 1998)
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