• Heck Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A bend or winding of a stream.
  2. (n.) A door, especially one partly of latticework; -- called also heck door.
  3. (n.) The bolt or latch of a door.
  4. (n.) A latticework contrivance for catching fish.
  5. (n.) An apparatus for separating the threads of warps into sets, as they are wound upon the reel from the bobbins, in a warping machine.
  6. (n.) A rack for cattle to feed at.

• Heckerism Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The teaching of Isaac Thomas Hecker (1819-88), which interprets Catholicism as promoting human aspirations after liberty and truth, and as the religion best suited to the character and institutions of the American people.
  2. (n.) Improperly, certain views or principles erroneously ascribed to Father Hecker in a French translation of Elliotts Life of Hecker. They were condemned as "Americanism" by the Pope, in a letter to Cardinal Gibbons, January 22, 1899.

• Heckimal Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The European blue titmouse (Parus coeruleus).