hammock

noun (1)
ham·​mock | \ ˈha-mək How to pronounce hammock (audio) \

Definition of hammock

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

hammock

noun (2)

Definition of hammock (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Noun (1)

1hammock

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First Known Use of hammock

Noun (1)

1626, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1556, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hammock

Noun (1)

Spanish hamaca, from Taino

Noun (2)

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

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The first known use of hammock was in 1556

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“Hammock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hammock. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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hammock

noun
ham·​mock | \ ˈha-mək How to pronounce hammock (audio) \

Kids Definition of hammock

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

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