Pronunciation: (bek),[key] —n. 1. a gesture used to signal, summon, or direct someone.
2. at someone's beck and call, ready to do someone's bidding; subject to someone's slightest wish: He has three servants at his beck and call. 3. Chiefly Scot.a bow or curtsy of greeting.
—v.t., v.i. Archaic.beckon.
Pronunciation: (bek),[key] —n.North Eng. a brook, esp. a swiftly running stream with steep banks.
Pronunciation: (bek),[key] —v.t.Metalworking. to form (a billet or the like) into a tire or hoop by rolling or hammering on a mandrel or anvil.
Pronunciation: (bek),[key] —n. Dave, born 1894, U.S. labor leader: president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters 1952–57.