Hecht

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noun Gymnastics.

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 Hecht

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presumably after a gymnast named Hecht

Hecht

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[hekt]

noun

Ben,1894–1964, U.S. novelist and dramatist.
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Contemporary Examples of hecht

  • No one is vetted in the manner that Beinart seems to think Booker should when dealing with Hecht and Boteach.

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    Cory Booker Is Nobody's Dupe

    Ben Karp

    June 24, 2013

  • Rabbi Hecht does indeed posses unique power and influence at Eliezer, over matters of Jewish law.

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    Cory Booker Is Nobody's Dupe

    Ben Karp

    June 24, 2013

  • As noted, Booker, Hecht and I founded Eliezer, The Jewish Society at Yale, in the fall of 1996.

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    Cory Booker Is Nobody's Dupe

    Ben Karp

    June 24, 2013

  • Hecht could have opted to build a conventional Chabad House and install himself as the sole authority.

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    Cory Booker Is Nobody's Dupe

    Ben Karp

    June 24, 2013

  • In that tradition, Hecht opposes creating a Palestinian state.

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    Cory Booker’s Rabbis

    Peter Beinart

    June 13, 2013

Historical Examples of hecht