NounHike (plural Hikes)
- A long walk.
- An abrupt increase.
- (American football) The snap of the ball to start a play.
- A command to a dog sled team, given by a musher
- To walk along a hiking trail, especially a nature/scenic long walk, usually without overnight camping gear.
- To unfairly or suddenly raise a price.
- (American football) To snap the ball to start a play.
- (nautical) To lean out to the windward side of a sailboat in order to counter-balance the effects of the wind on the sails.
- To pull up or tug upwards sharply.
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From English dialectal hyke (“to walk vigorously”), probably a Northern form of hitch, from Middle English hytchen, hichen, icchen (“to move, jerk, stir”). Cognate with Scots hyke (“to move with a jerk”), German dialectal hicken (“to hobble, walk with a limp”), Danish hinke (“to hop”). More at hick.
- Rhymes: -aɪk
to lean to the windward side