See also: Steck and Stéck

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English stiche, from Old English stycce (a piece, bit), from Proto-West Germanic *stukkī, from Proto-Germanic *stukkiją (piece). Cognate with Danish stykke (piece), Dutch stuk (piece), Faroese stykki (piece), German Stück (piece), Icelandic stykki (piece), Norwegian stykke (piece), Swedish stycke (piece). Doublet of shtick and shtuka. See also stock.

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NounEdit

steck (plural stecks)

  1. (Scotland, Northern England, obsolete) A piece or an item.
    • 1537, Accounts of the Treasurer of Scotland
      Two stecks of double Demy-ostage to hang about the choir.
    • 1540, Criminal Trials
      Delivered to the Queen's graces tailor one steck of purpure velvet;
    • 1546, Acts of the Lords of Council in Public Affairs
      Four stecks of Romany wine;
    • 1693, Extracts from the Records [1]
      The petitioner, to his great charge and expenses, had set up one loom for working at Damase, a thing never before attempted nor practiced in this country and by his own ingenuity and industry without any foreign breeding, being a born native of the kingdom.. he had wrought several pieces or stecks of it, which he had shown to several of the Counsel.
    A steck o' bread.

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VerbEdit

steck

  1. Imperative singular of stecken.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of stecken.