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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  heck 
  n  :  a  euphemism  for  `hell';  "Oh  what  the  heck" 




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