from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- interj. Used as a mild oath.
- n. Slang Used as an intensive: had a heck of a lot of money; was crowded as heck.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- interj. Hell.
- n. Hell.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The bolt or latch of a door.
- n. A rack for cattle to feed at.
- n. A door, especially one partly of latticework; -- called also heck door.
- n. A latticework contrivance for catching fish.
- n. An apparatus for separating the threads of warps into sets, as they are wound upon the reel from the bobbins, in a warping machine.
- n. A bend or winding of a stream.
- n. hell; -- a euphemism. Used commonly in the phrase “What the heck”.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A door with an open or latticework panel, or having its upper part hinged independently of the lower part.
- n. A latticed gate.
- n. A rack for holding fodder for cattle.
- n. A contrivance for catching fish, made in the form of a latticework or grating: as, a salmon-heck.
- n. In weaving, one of two or more vertical frames with gratings having eyes for receiving the warp-threads, each eye receiving one thread of the warp, and the alternate vertical motion of the gratings separating the warp-threads to form an opening or shed for the passage of the shuttle.
- n. A latch or bolt, for fastening a door.
- n. The bend or winding of a stream.
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