Heck (?), n. [See Hatch a half door.] [Written also hack.]
The bolt or latch of a door.
A rack for cattle to feed at.
A door, especially one partly of latticework; -- called also heck door.
A latticework contrivance for catching fish.
An apparatus for separating the threads of warps into sets, as they are wound upon the reel from the bobbins, in a warping machine.
A bend or winding of a stream.
Half heck, the lower half of a door. -- Heck board, the loose board at the bottom or back of a cart. -- Heck box ∨ frame, that which carries the heck in warping.
© Webster 1913.