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hassock

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noun has·sock \ˈha-sək\

Simple Definition of hassock

  • : a cushion that you kneel on while praying

  • : a cushion or soft stool that is used as a seat or for resting your feet

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hassock

  1. 1 :  tussock

  2. 2 a :  a cushion for kneeling <a church hassock> b :  a padded cushion or low stool that serves as a seat or leg rest

Origin and Etymology of hassock

Middle English, sedge, from Old English hassuc


First Known Use: before 12th century


HASSOCK Defined for Kids

hassock

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noun has·sock \ˈha-sək\

Definition of hassock for Students

  1. :  a firm stuffed cushion used as a seat or leg rest




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