hassock

noun

has·​sock ˈha-sək How to pronounce hassock (audio)
1
2
a
: 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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Word History

Etymology

Middle English, sedge, from Old English hassuc

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of hassock was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Hassock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hassock. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

hassock

noun
has·​sock ˈhas-ək How to pronounce hassock (audio)
1
2
a
: a cushion to kneel on in prayer
b
: a cushion used as a seat or as a leg rest

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