Heck



[hek] /hɛk/

interjection
1.
(used as a mild expression of annoyance, rejection, disgust, etc.):
What the heck do you care?
noun
2.
something remarkable of its kind (usually used in the phrase heck of a):
That was a heck of an impressive speech. Have one heck of a good time.
Idioms
3.
as heck, (used as a mild intensifier):
I say he’s guilty as heck.
[hek] /hɛk/
noun
1.
a comblike attachment on a loom, for guiding the warp threads as they are dressed for the warp beam.
2.
a device that guides yarn onto the bobbin of a spinning wheel.
3.
a gridlike arrangement of glass or metal rods below the hooks on a Jacquard loom, used for lifting all harness eyes equally or evenly.
/hɛk/
interjection
1.
a mild exclamation of surprise, irritation, etc
/hɛk/
noun
1.
(Northern English, dialect) a frame for obstructing the passage of fish in a river

euphemistic alteration of hell, first recorded 1865.

interjection

hell (1887+)

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