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  15  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hack  \Hack\,  v.  i. 
  To  ride  or  drive  as  one  does  with  a  hack  horse;  to  ride  at  an 
  ordinary  pace,  or  over  the  roads,  as  distinguished  from 
  riding  across  country  or  in  military  fashion. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hack  \Hack\,  v.  t.  (Football) 
  To  kick  the  shins  of  (an  opposing  payer). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hack  \Hack\,  n.  (Football) 
  A  kick  on  the  shins,  or  a  cut  from  a  kick. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hack  \Hack\,  n.  [See  {Hatch}  a  half  door.] 
  1.  A  frame  or  grating  of  various  kinds;  as  a  frame  for 
  drying  bricks,  fish,  or  cheese;  a  rack  for  feeding  cattle; 
  a  grating  in  a  mill  race,  etc 
 
  2.  Unburned  brick  or  tile,  stacked  up  for  drying. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hack  \Hack\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hacked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hacking}.]  [OE.  hakken;  akin  to  D.  hakken,  G.  hacken,  Dan. 
  hakke,  Sw  hacka,  and  perh.  to  E.  hew.  Cf  {Hew}  to  cut, 
  {Haggle}.] 
  1.  To  cut  irregulary,  without  skill  or  definite  purpose;  to 
  notch;  to  mangle  by  repeated  strokes  of  a  cutting 
  instrument;  as  to  hack  a  post 
 
  My  sword  hacked  like  a  handsaw.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  To  mangle  in  speaking.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hack  \Hack\,  a. 
  Hackneyed;  hired;  mercenary.  --Wakefield. 
 
  {Hack  writer},  a  hack;  one  who  writes  for  hire.  ``A  vulgar 
  hack  writer.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hack  \Hack\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  use  as  a  hack;  to  let  out  for  hire. 
 
  2.  To  use  frequently  and  indiscriminately,  so  as  to  render 
  trite  and  commonplace. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hack  \Hack\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  exposed  or  offered  or  to  common  use  for  hire;  to 
  turn  prostitute.  --Hanmer. 
 
  2.  To  live  the  life  of  a  drudge  or  hack.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hack  \Hack\,  v.  i. 
  To  cough  faintly  and  frequently,  or  in  a  short,  broken 
  manner;  as  a  hacking  cough. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hack  \Hack\,  n. 
  1.  A  notch;  a  cut.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  An  implement  for  cutting  a  notch;  a  large  pick  used  in 
  breaking  stone. 
 
  3.  A  hacking;  a  catch  in  speaking;  a  short,  broken  cough. 
  --Dr.  H.  More 
 
  4.  (Football)  A  kick  on  the  shins.  --T.  Hughes. 
 
  {Hack  saw},  a  handsaw  having  a  narrow  blade  stretched  in  an 
  iron  frame,  for  cutting  metal. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hack  \Hack\,  n.  [Shortened  fr  hackney.  See  {Hackney}.] 
  1.  A  horse,  hackneyed  or  let  out  for  common  hire;  also  a 
  horse  used  in  all  kinds  of  work  or  a  saddle  horse,  as 
  distinguished  from  hunting  and  carriage  horses. 
 
  2.  A  coach  or  carriage  let  for  hire;  particularly,  a  a  coach 
  with  two  seats  inside  facing  each  other  a  hackney  coach. 
 
  On  horse,  on  foot,  in  hacks  and  gilded  chariots. 
  --Pope. 
 
  3.  A  bookmaker  who  hires  himself  out  for  any  sort  of  literary 
  work  an  overworked  man;  a  drudge. 
 
  Here  lies  poor  Ned  Purdon,  from  misery  freed,  Who 
  long  was  a  bookseller's  hack.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  4.  A  procuress. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heck  \Heck\,  n.  [See  {Hatch}  a  half  door.]  [Written  also 
  {hack}.] 
  1.  The  bolt  or  latch  of  a  door.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  2.  A  rack  for  cattle  to  feed  at  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  3.  A  door,  especially  one  partly  of  latticework;  --  called 
  also  {heck  door}.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  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.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  {Half  heck},  the  lower  half  of  a  door. 
 
  {Heck  board},  the  loose  board  at  the  bottom  or  back  of  a 
  cart. 
 
  {Heck}  {box  or  frame},  that  which  carries  the  heck  in 
  warping. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hack 
  n  1:  one  who  works  hard  at  boring  tasks  [syn:  {drudge},  {hacker}] 
  2:  a  politician  who  belongs  to  a  small  clique  that  controls  a 
  political  party  for  private  rather  than  public  ends  [syn: 
  {machine  politician},  {ward-heeler},  {political  hack}] 
  3:  a  mediocre  and  disdained  writer  [syn:  {hack  writer},  {literary 
  hack}] 
  4:  a  car  driven  by  a  person  whose  job  is  to  take  passengers 
  where  they  want  to  go  in  exchange  for  money  [syn:  {cab},  {taxi}, 
  {taxicab}] 
  5:  an  old  or  over-worked  horse  [syn:  {jade},  {nag},  {plug}] 
  6:  a  horse  kept  for  hire 
  7:  a  saddle  horse  used  for  transportation  rather  than  sport 
  etc 
  v  1:  cut  with  a  tool  [syn:  {chop}] 
  2:  informal:  be  able  to  manage  or  manage  successfully;  "I  can't 
  hack  it  anymore";  "she  could  not  cut  the  long  days  in  the 
  office"  [syn:  {cut}] 
  3:  cut  away 
  4:  kick  on  the  arms;  in  basketball 
  5:  kick  on  the  shins;  in  rugby 
  6:  fix  a  computer  program  piecemeal  until  it  works  "I'm  not 
  very  good  at  hacking  but  I'll  give  it  my  best"  [syn:  {hack 
  on}] 
  7:  significantly  cut  up  a  manuscript  [syn:  {cut  up}] 
  8:  cough  spasmodically;  "The  patient  with  emphysema  is  hacking 
  all  day"  [syn:  {whoop}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  hack  [very  common]  1.  n.  Originally,  a  quick  job  that  produces 
  what  is  needed,  but  not  well  2.  n.  An  incredibly  good,  and  perhaps 
  very  time-consuming,  piece  of  work  that  produces  exactly  what  is  needed. 
  3.  vt  To  bear  emotionally  or  physically.  "I  can't  hack  this  heat!" 
  4.  vt  To  work  on  something  (typically  a  program).  In  an  immediate  sense: 
  "What  are  you  doing?"  "I'm  hacking  TECO."  In  a  general  (time-extended) 
  sense:  "What  do  you  do  around  here?"  "I  hack  TECO."  More  generally, 
  "I  hack  `foo'"  is  roughly  equivalent  to  "`foo'  is  my  major  interest 
  (or  project)".  "I  hack  solid-state  physics."  See  {Hacking  X  for  Y}. 
  5.  vt  To  pull  a  prank  on  See  sense  2  and  {hacker}  (sense  5). 
  6.  vi  To  interact  with  a  computer  in  a  playful  and  exploratory 
  rather  than  goal-directed  way  "Whatcha  up  to?"  "Oh,  just  hacking." 
  7.  n.  Short  for  {hacker}.  8.  See  {nethack}.  9.  [MIT]  v.  To  explore 
  the  basements,  roof  ledges,  and  steam  tunnels  of  a  large  institutional 
  building,  to  the  dismay  of  Physical  Plant  workers  and  (since  this 
  is  usually  performed  at  educational  institutions)  the  Campus  Police. 
  This  activity  has  been  found  to  be  eerily  similar  to  playing  adventure 
  games  such  as  Dungeons  and  Dragons  and  {Zork}.  See  also  {vadding}. 
 
  Constructions  on  this  term  abound.  They  include  `happy  hacking' 
  (a  farewell),  `how's  hacking?'  (a  friendly  greeting  among  hackers)  and 
  `hack,  hack'  (a  fairly  content-free  but  friendly  comment,  often  used 
  as  a  temporary  farewell).  For  more  on  this  totipotent  term  see  "{The 
  Meaning  of  Hack}".  See  also  {neat  hack},  {real  hack}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  hack 
 
    1.  Originally,  a  quick  job  that  produces  what  is 
  needed,  but  not  well 
 
  2.  An  incredibly  good,  and  perhaps  very  time-consuming,  piece 
  of  work  that  produces  exactly  what  is  needed. 
 
  3.  To  bear  emotionally  or  physically.  "I  can't  hack  this 
  heat!" 
 
  4.  To  work  on  something  (typically  a  program).  In  an 
  immediate  sense:  "What  are  you  doing?"  "I'm  hacking  TECO." 
  In  a  general  (time-extended)  sense:  "What  do  you  do  around 
  here?"  "I  hack  TECO."  More  generally,  "I  hack  "foo""  is 
  roughly  equivalent  to  ""foo"  is  my  major  interest  (or 
  project)".  "I  hack  solid-state  physics."  See  {Hacking  X  for 
  Y}. 
 
  5.  To  pull  a  prank  on  See  {hacker}. 
 
  6.  To  interact  with  a  computer  in  a  playful  and  exploratory 
  rather  than  goal-directed  way  "Whatcha  up  to?"  "Oh,  just 
  hacking." 
 
  7.  Short  for  {hacker}. 
 
  8.  See  {nethack}. 
 
  9.  (MIT)  To  explore  the  basements,  roof  ledges,  and  steam 
  tunnels  of  a  large  institutional  building,  to  the  dismay  of 
  Physical  Plant  workers  and  (since  this  is  usually  performed  at 
  educational  institutions)  the  Campus  Police.  This  activity 
  has  been  found  to  be  eerily  similar  to  playing  adventure  games 
  such  as  {Dungeons  and  Dragons}  and  {Zork}.  See  also 
  {vadding}. 
 
  See  also  {neat  hack},  {real  hack}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1996-08-26) 
 
 




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