Heckle

Definition of Heckle

Hec´kle
n. & v. t.1.Same as Hackle.
v. t.1.To interrogate, or ply with questions, esp. with severity or antagonism, as a candidate for the ministry.
Robert bore heckling, however, with great patience and adroitness.
- Mrs. Humphry Ward.
2.To shout questions or jibes at (a public speaker), so as to disconcert him or render his talk ineffective.

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