hassock

noun
has·sock | \ˈha-sək \

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

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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, "How one Madagascar program grooms young entrepreneurs, leaders," 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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hassock

: 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

noun
has·sock | \ˈha-sək \

Kids Definition of hassock

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

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