Definitions of heck

  1. a euphemism for ` hell'; " Oh what the heck"
  2. The bolt or latch of a door.
  3. A rack for cattle to feed at.
  4. A latticework contrivance for catching fish.
  5. 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.
  7. A door, especially one partly of latticework; - called also heck door.
  8. A grating for catching fish, or hanging fish on; a rack for holding fodder for cattle; a bend in a stream.

Usage examples for heck

  1. " Heck with it," he added. – Time and Time Again by Henry Beam Piper
  2. Elmer was certainly one heck of a sloppy workman. – The Aggravation of Elmer by Robert Andrew Arthur
  3. Say, Bud, where in heck did you get that outfit? – Judith of Blue Lake Ranch by Jackson Gregory
  4. Wa'al, I do, by heck – The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly by Margaret Burnham
  5. He was lingering from day to day at the Hotel Heck engaged for the most part in no more arduous pursuit than the awaiting of a telegram from his family. – A Woman's Will by Anne Warner
  6. What the heck are you crying about? – Interference and Other Football Stories by Harold M. Sherman
  7. F. W. Heck 2 Md. – In and Out of Rebel Prisons by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
  8. The same kind of lease must again be made on the same two pins at the bottom for the beginning of the next section of 50 to 72 threads, and the mill rotated in the opposite direction in order to draw up the heck and to cause the second group of 50 to 72 threads to be arranged spirally and in close touch with the threads of the first group. – The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth by T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour
  9. " Can't tell nothing about where he's going," Old Heck said. – The Ramblin' Kid by Earl Wayland Bowman
  10. And who the heck are you? – The Thunder Bird by B. M. Bower
  11. That's a heck of a-" " Look, there's something really important I need to talk to you about. – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  12. " I'll not do it-" Old Heck and Parker spoke at once. – The Ramblin' Kid by Earl Wayland Bowman
  13. It will be noticed that the heck for the nearest mill is opposite about the 12th round of threads from the bobbin, whereas the heck for the second mill is about the same distance from the top. – The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth by T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour
  14. Only one thing troubled Old Heck – The Ramblin' Kid by Earl Wayland Bowman
  15. The year of his birth is not given, but it was probably in 1579, as it appears by the portrait prefixed to that work that he was aged 37 years in 1616. We are able to add also that the rector of the Willoughby Rectory, Alford, finds in the register an entry of the baptism of John, son of George Smith, under date of Jan 9, 1579. His biographers, following his account, represent him as of ancient lineage: " His father actually descended from the ancient Smiths of Crudley in Lancashire, his mother from the Rickands at great Heck in Yorkshire;" but the circumstances of his boyhood would indicate that like many other men who have made themselves a name, his origin was humble. – Captain John Smith by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  16. By heck I hope Jack gets you! – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  17. By heck that was the limit! – 100%: The Story of a Patriot by Upton Sinclair
  18. " By heck said Bill, " you've got to let some of that good conscience run out if you ever expect to stay in the bank." – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
  19. The heck he was! – Dave Dawson at Casablanca by Robert Sydney Bowen