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See also Heck
Etymology 1 
- See under hell.
Derived terms 
Etymology 2 
See hatch (“a half door”).
Alternative forms 
heck (plural hecks)
- The bolt or latch of a door.
- A rack for cattle to feed at.
- A door, especially one partly of latticework.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
- A latticework contrivance for catching fish.
- (weaving) An apparatus for separating the threads of warps into sets, as they are wound upon the reel from the bobbins, in a warping machine.
- A bend or winding of a stream.