Hecht

[hekt]
noun
Ben, 1894–1964, U.S. novelist and dramatist.
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Hecht

[hekt]
noun Gymnastics.
1.
Also called bird dismount. a dismount, as from the horizontal bar, in which a gymnast releases the apparatus at the height of a backswing, sails forward with outstretched arms and legs, and lands upright on the feet.
2.
a vault over a long horse with the legs and body straight.

Origin:
presumably after a gymnast named Hecht

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They had a daughter, jenny hecht, who also became an actress.
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