To throw or project an object, especially oneself. The verb to huck seems to have been originally coined by the skater/snowboarder crowd, and was used in contexts like, "ya see that badass huck off the halfpipe back there?" or "I'm gonna go huck some some air off those fatty cliffs." As the above seem to indicate, the verb to huck was usually used to refer to a huckster getting some air.

However, since the term has come into vogue, its application and it now means other things as well, namely to throw or project in the general case. In other words, to huck might now be used in statements like, "I hucked the ball across the field," or in more scientific contexts such as, "calculate in m/second the maximum velocity of a ball hucked from a height of 50 feet."

Huck is a common term in the game of ultimate that refers to a long throw downfield, often all the way into the endzone. It is somewhat similar to the term bomb in (American) football.

Huck can be used as a noun ("Did you see that beautiful huck") or a verb ("They have no strategy, they just huck every time"). Huck refers to the intention of a throw rather than its actual form. A huck can be forehand or backhand. On occasion, strong players have even been known to throw a huck as a hammer. Pull, on the other hand, is also a long throw, but this refers specifically to the initial throw to start a point (similar to a kickoff).

From a strategic perspective, hucks can be a very powerful weapon, especially if the offense has the wind at their back. However, at the higher levels of ultimate, where defense is better, shorter throws, with a higher chance of completion are favored. The major exception to this is when players find themselves being poached (ignored by their defender). Even at the beginning levels though, constant hucking is sometimes frowned upon because it doesn't teach the requisite strategies for high-level ultimate.

Huck is also a term for jumping off of ledges and cliffs while skiing or snowboarding. In accordance with the above deffinitions it's to litteraly throw yourself off something.

Huck (?), v. i. [See Hawk to offer for sale, Huckster.]

To higgle in trading.

[Obs.]

Holland.

 

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