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hick·ey

 (hĭk′ē)
n. pl. hick·eys Informal
1. A device or contrivance; a gadget.
2.
a. A reddish mark on the skin caused by amorous kissing, biting, or sucking.
b. A pimple.
3. A pipe-bending apparatus.
4. A threaded electrical fitting used to connect a fixture to an outlet box.

[Origin unknown.]
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hickey

(ˈhɪkɪ)
n
1. informal US and Canadian an object or gadget: used as a name when the correct name is forgotten, etc; doodah
2. informal US and Canadian a mark on the skin, esp a lovebite
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a spot on a printed sheet caused by an imperfection or a speck on the printing plate
[C20: of unknown origin]
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hick•ey

or hick•ie

(ˈhɪk i)

n., pl. -eys or -ies.
1. Slang.
a. a pimple.
b. a reddish mark left on the skin by a passionate kiss.
2. any device or gadget whose name is forgotten or not known.
3. a fitting used to mount a lighting fixture in an outlet box or on a pipe or stud.
4. a tool used to bend tubes and pipes.
[1905–10, Amer.; of obscure orig.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hickey - a small inflamed elevation of the skinhickey - a small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne
acne - an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones
papule - a small inflamed elevation of skin that is nonsuppurative (as in chicken pox)
pustule - a small inflamed elevation of skin containing pus; a blister filled with pus
2.hickey - a temporary red mark on a person's skin resulting from kissing or sucking by their lover
erythema - abnormal redness of the skin resulting from dilation of blood vessels (as in sunburn or inflammation)
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Translations
cucflekpecka
fritsu
sogblettur
dingknobbelspulzuigplekzuigvlek
sugemerke

hickey

[ˈhɪkɪ] N (US) (= pimple) → grano m; (= love-bite) → mordisco m amoroso, chupón m
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hickey

n (inf)
(= thingummy)Dingsbums nt (inf)
(= love bite)Knutschfleck m (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

hickey

n chupetón m, chupón m, marca roja en la piel producida por un beso fuerte
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For the forming of semi-finished plastics, a robot end effector can be used as a bending tool. Further advantages of this arrangement are the possibility of manipulation through the 3D bending space and low bending forces acting on the work piece.
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There's silver in the brains of gunsmiths who have been cutting and bending tool steel for twenty years or more, and gold in the brains of those who have been doing it for thirty years or more.