heck

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English[edit]

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heck

  1. (euphemistic) Hell.
    What the heck are you doing?
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Noun[edit]

heck (uncountable)

  1. (euphemistic) Hell.
    You can go to heck as far as I'm concerned.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See hatch (a half door).

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Noun[edit]

heck (plural hecks)

  1. The bolt or latch of a door.
  2. A rack for cattle to feed at.
  3. A door, especially one partly of latticework.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
  4. A latticework contrivance for catching fish.
  5. (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.
  6. A bend or winding of a stream.

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Verb[edit]

heck

  1. Imperative singular of hecken.
  2. (colloquial)First-person singular present of hecken.