has·​sock | \ ˈha-sək How to pronounce hassock (audio) \

Definition of hassock

1 : tussock
2a : a cushion for kneeling a church hassock
b : a padded cushion or low stool that serves as a seat or leg rest

Examples of hassock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The couple took to telephoning their customers -- their goal was 30 per day -- urging them to consider buying a table, a hassock, some wall art, anything. oregonlive, 21 Mar. 2021 Others raked and shoveled whatever else was left behind: a card table, a barbecue grill, a boogie board, an umbrella, chairs, a hassock, pallets, pieces of cardboard, empty marijuana containers, a meth pipe. Los Angeles Times, 15 Aug. 2019 For example, a coffee table is not important in front of the sofa, but a hassock with a tray filled with casual accessories is. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, 2 July 2019 Others include Healthy Girl, which promotes menstrual hygiene through sanitary towels made of washable cotton, and Funny Design, which creates hassocks and jewelry out of recycled clothes and plastic bottles. Lova Rabary-rakotondravony, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of hassock

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hassock

Middle English, sedge, from Old English hassuc

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“Hassock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hassock. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hassock

: a cushion that you kneel on while praying
US : a cushion or soft stool that is used as a seat or for resting your feet


has·​sock | \ ˈha-sək How to pronounce hassock (audio) \

Kids Definition of hassock

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

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