- 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.
- a vault over a long horse with the legs and body straight.
Origin of Hecht1
presumably after a gymnast named Hecht
- Ben,1894–1964, U.S. novelist and dramatist.
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Examples from the Web for hecht
No one is vetted in the manner that Beinart seems to think Booker should when dealing with Hecht and Boteach.
Rabbi Hecht does indeed posses unique power and influence at Eliezer, over matters of Jewish law.
As noted, Booker, Hecht and I founded Eliezer, The Jewish Society at Yale, in the fall of 1996.
Hecht could have opted to build a conventional Chabad House and install himself as the sole authority.
In that tradition, Hecht opposes creating a Palestinian state.Cory Booker’s Rabbis
June 13, 2013
The specific gravity of clay substance is 2·65 according to Hecht, the lower figures sometimes reported being too low.The Natural History of Clay
Alfred B. Searle
Bot thare is mony that will hecht and say thai sall do wele, and quhen thai mount in gouernaunce thai do all othir wayis.The Buke of the Order of Knyghthood
The Hecht plan was studied by lawyers and financiers and declared feasible.The Industrial Canal and Inner Harbor of New Orleans
Thomas Ewing Dabney