huck vs huckaback what difference

what is difference between huck and huckaback

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hʌk/
  • Rhymes: -ʌk

Etymology 1

Unknown. Perhaps a variant of chuck or hoick.

Verb

huck (third-person singular simple present hucks, present participle hucking, simple past and past participle hucked)

  1. (transitive, informal) To throw or chuck.
    He was so angry that he hucked the book at my face.
    • 2008, Stephen King, “A Very Tight Place”
      Mostly these portable toilets are just thin molded plastic [] But at construction sites, we sheet-metal the sides. Cladding, it’s called. Otherwise, people come along and punch holes through them. [] Or kids will come along and huck rocks through the roofs, just to hear the sound it makes.
  2. To throw oneself off a large jump or drop.
  3. To throw one’s body in the air, possibly in a way that is ungraceful or lacks skill.
  4. (transitive, Ultimate Frisbee) To throw a frisbee a long distance.
  5. (intransitive, Ultimate Frisbee) To make a long throw with the frisbee; to start a point by making such a throw.
  6. (mountain biking) To attempt a particularly big jump or drop, often haphazardly.
    A longer fork makes the bike more cumbersome, but you will be able to huck more stuff.
    If you huck it (the take-off), you’ll drop about 20 feet.
  7. (mountain biking) To make a maneuver in a clumsy or poorly planned way.
  8. (transitive, whitewater kayaking) To paddle off a waterfall or to boof a big drop.
    I hucked a sweet 25-foot waterfall on the Tomata River.

Noun

huck (plural hucks)

  1. (Ultimate Frisbee) A long throw, generally at least half a field in length.
  2. (skiing, snowboarding) A drop or jump off a cliff or cornice.

Etymology 2

Backformation from huckle, or from Middle English hoke (hook); compare hokebone (hip).

Noun

huck (plural hucks)

  1. (dialect) A person’s hip.
Related terms
  • huckle

Etymology 3

From Middle English hukken, related to German höken (to haggle; traffic).

Verb

huck (third-person singular simple present hucks, present participle hucking, simple past and past participle hucked)

  1. (dated) To haggle in trading.

Anagrams

  • CUHK, HKCU


English

Noun

huckaback (countable and uncountable, plural huckabacks)

  1. A type of coarse, absorbent cotton or linen fabric used for making towels.
    • 1910, H G Wells: The History of Mr Polly, p 27:
      “Say I can’t dress a window, you thundering old Humbug,” he said, and hurled the huckaback at his master. He followed this up by pitching first a blanket, then an armful of silesia, then a window support out of the window into the shop.

Translations

References

  • huckaback in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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