noun ham·mock \ˈha-mək\

Definition of HAMMOCK

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

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Origin of HAMMOCK

Spanish hamaca, from Taino
First Known Use: 1626

Other Furniture and Woodworking Terms

appoint, credenza, mission, settee

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Definition of HAMMOCK

:  hummock
:  a fertile area in the southern United States and especially Florida that is usually higher than its surroundings and that is characterized by hardwood vegetation and deep humus-rich soil

Origin of HAMMOCK

earlier hammok, hommoke, humock; akin to Middle Low German hummel small height, hump bump — more at hump
First Known Use: 1556

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

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HAMMOCK Defined for Kids


noun ham·mock \ˈha-mək\

Definition of HAMMOCK for Kids

:  a swinging bed made of fabric or netting attached on either end to an upright object (as a tree)


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