Heck

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Heck

  1. A hardy breed of domestic cattle, the result of an attempt to breed back the extinct aurochs from modern aurochs-derived cattle in the 1920s and 1930s.

German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German heck (wooden fencing). The sense “back of a ship” because the position of the helmsman in the stern was enclosed by such a fence. Cognate to Dutch hek.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Heck n (genitive Hecks or Heckes, plural Hecks or Hecke)

  1. stern (of a ship)
  2. tail (of an aeroplane)
  3. back (of a car)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The more common plural is Hecks.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

  • (stern, tail): Bug m (bow)
  • (back of car): Front f (front)

Proper noun[edit]

Heck ? (genitive Hecks)

  1. A surname​.

Luxembourgish[edit]

Noun[edit]

Heck f (plural Hecken)

  1. bush, hedge