Pronunciation: (hek),[key] —interj. (used as a mild expression of annoyance, rejection, disgust, etc.): What the heck do you care?
—n. 1. 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. 2. as heck (used as a mild intensifier): I say he's guilty as heck.
Pronunciation: (hek),[key] —n. 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.