A diacritical mark (ˇ) that is used over certain letters, such as č, to indicate quality of pronunciation.
A mark (ˇ) used over certain consonant letters in the orthography of some languages to indicate a specific sound, or used in certain systems of symbols for representing speech sounds.
Alternative spelling of háček.
Origin of hacek
- Czech háček diminutive of hák hook from Middle High German hāken from Old High German hāko keg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition