hassock

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noun has·sock \ ˈha-sək \

Definition of hassock

1 :tussock
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


HASSOCK Defined for English Language Learners

hassock

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Definition of hassock for English Language Learners

  • : a cushion that you kneel on while praying

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


HASSOCK Defined for Kids

hassock

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noun has·sock \ ˈha-sək \

Definition of hassock for Students

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


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