Hammock Definition

Dreamtime Eazilay wooden hammock stand on beach

Dictionary.com: a hanging bed or couch made of canvas, netted cord, or the like, with cords attached to supports at each end.

merriam-webster.com : a swinging couch or bed usually made of netting or canvas and slung by cords from supports at each end

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Hammock

Origin of hammock

Spanish hamaca, from Taino
First Known Use: 1626

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hammock 

(hăm′ək)

n.

A hanging, easily swung length of canvas or heavy netting suspended between two trees or other supports and usedas a seat or bed.

[Spanish hamaca, from Taíno.]

hammock 

(hăm′ək)

n.

Variant of hummock.
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hammock

(ˈhæmək)

n

(Furniture) a length of canvas, net, etc, suspended at the ends and used as a bed
[C16: from Spanish hamaca, of Taino origin]
ˈhammock-ˌlike adj

hammock

(ˈhæmək)

n

(Physical Geography) a variant of hummock3
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

hammock

(ˈhæm ək)

n.

a bed or couch of canvas, netted cord, or the like that hangs between two supports, to which it is attached by cords orsprings.
[1545–55; < Sp hamaca < Taino of Hispaniola]

hammock

(ˈhæm ək)

n.

Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Noun 1. hammock - a small natural hillhammock – a small natural hill

anthill, formicary – a mound of earth made by ants as they dig their nest
hill – a local and well-defined elevation of the land; “they loved to roam the hills of WestVirginia”
kopje, koppie – a small hill rising up from the African veld
molehill – a mound of earth made by moles while burrowing
2. hammock – a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily

bed – a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep; “he sat on the edge of the bed”; “the room had only abed and chair”
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hammock

[ˈhæmək] Nhamaca f (Naut) → coy m

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hammock

(ˈhӕmək) noun

a long piece of netting, canvas etc hung up by the corners and used as a bed, eg in a ship. hamaca
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hammock

hamaca

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