What does the word hector mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A quarrelsome fellow; bully: from Hector, a Trojan hero.

Usage examples for hector

  1. Though we may be descended in the direct male line from Hector of Troy himself, our mistresses never fail to address us as 'you' if they think it makes queens of them. – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  2. The fireman swung off and stood by the switch, and Hector backed his one- car train from the siding. – Empire Builders by Francis Lynde
  3. It is the father of Hector and Catharine. – Lost in the Backwoods by Catherine Parr Traill
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