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
Illustration of hammock
Origin of hammock
Spanish hamaca, from Taino
First Known Use: 1626
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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Furniture) a length of canvas, net, etc, suspended at the ends and used as a bed
[C16: from Spanish hamaca, of Taino origin]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014
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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]
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||hammock – a small natural hill
– a local and well-defined elevation
of the land; “they loved
to roam the hills
– a small hill rising
up from the African veld
– a mound
of earth made
by moles while burrowing
||hammock – a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily
– a piece
of furniture that provides
to sleep; “he sat
on the edge
of the bed”; “the room had only
abed and chair”
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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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