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hammock

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 and Etymology of hammock

Spanish hamaca, from Taino

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hammock

noun

Definition of hammock

1 :hummock
2 :a fertile area in the southern U.S. and especially Florida that is usually higher than its surroundings and that is characterized by hardwood vegetation and deep humus-rich soil

Origin and Etymology of hammock

earlier hammok, hommoke, humock; akin to Middle Low German hummel small height, hump bump — more at hump


HAMMOCK Defined for Kids

hammock

noun ham·mock \ ˈha-mək \

Definition of hammock for Students

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


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