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hammock

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noun ham·mock \ˈha-mək\

Definition of hammock

  1. :  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

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hammock

noun ham·mock

Definition of hammock

  1. 1 :  hummock

  2. 2 :  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


HAMMOCK Defined for Kids

hammock

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noun ham·mock \ˈha-mək\

Definition of hammock for Students

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





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