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Hecht

[hekt] /hɛkt/
noun
1.
Ben, 1894–1964, U.S. novelist and dramatist.

Hecht

[hekt] /hɛkt/
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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