[hik-ee] /ˈhɪk i/
noun, plural hickeys.
any device or gadget whose name is not known or is momentarily forgotten.
Electricity. a fitting used to mount a lighting fixture in an outlet box or on a pipe or stud.
a tool used to bend tubes and pipes.
(US & Canadian, informal) an object or gadget: used as a name when the correct name is forgotten, etc; doodah
(US & Canadian, informal) a mark on the skin, esp a lovebite
(printing) a spot on a printed sheet caused by an imperfection or a speck on the printing plate
“love bite; mark on skin made by biting or sucking during foreplay or sex,” 1934; earlier “pimple, skin lesion” (c.1915); perhaps a sense extension and spelling variation from earlier word meaning “small gadget, device; any unspecified object” (1909, cf. doohickey, still used in this sense).
- Hick-joint pointing
[hik-joint] /ˈhɪkˌdʒɔɪnt/ noun, Masonry. 1. pointing having raked joints filled flush with the face of the masonry with a finish mortar.
[hik-ok] /ˈhɪk ɒk/ noun 1. James Butler (“Wild Bill”) 1837–76, U.S. frontiersman. /ˈhɪkɒk/ noun 1. James Butler, known as Wild Bill Hickok. 1837–76, US frontiersman and marshal
[hik-uh-ree, hik-ree] /ˈhɪk ə ri, ˈhɪk ri/ noun, plural hickories. 1. any of several North American trees belonging to the genus Carya, of the walnut family, certain species of which bear edible nuts or yield a valuable wood. Compare , . 2. the wood of any of these trees. 3. a switch, stick, etc., of […]
- Hickory dick
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