hay·​loft | \ ˈhā-ˌlȯft How to pronounce hayloft (audio) \

Definition of hayloft

: a loft especially for storing hay

Examples of hayloft in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1839, the 68-year-old died unexpectedly after falling from his hayloft. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "Renovations Reveal 19th-Century Mayor’s Heart Entombed in Belgian Fountain," 2 Sep. 2020 The Democrats have been playing with fire for months like foolish, thoughtless kids playing with matches in the hayloft of a barn. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Democrats play with matches. Does Joe Biden get burned?," 29 Aug. 2020 Kelly and Fiumefreddo now own 3 of those acres, which include a hayloft, barn, silo, milk house, home and the former Generac workshop — all of which were built before 1902 and have been restored by the pair in one way or another. Samantha Hendrickson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ottawa family restores 1843 farm to host events, keep Wisconsin history alive," 11 June 2020 The story, set in Poland, opens with Roza and her 5-year-old daughter, Shira, hiding in a hayloft after the rest of their family has been murdered. Mary Beth Keane, New York Times, "With Mothers and Daughters, It’s Always Complicated," 30 Apr. 2020 Toews sets her philosophical, innovative novel over the course of two days as women gather in a hayloft and debate what to do. New York Times, "Times Critics’ Top Books of 2019," 5 Dec. 2019 But the Ukraine affair has caused something to snap, and not merely because Trump has supplied enough final straws to fill a hayloft. Molly Ball, Time, "How Donald Trump Triggered an Unprecedented Impeachment Fight," 26 Sep. 2019 Upstairs in the hayloft were piles of old tires, bags of shipping peanuts, old couches, lumber. Washington Post, "They left their corporate jobs to write kids’ books in a barn. But a fairy-tale life is hard work.," 13 Aug. 2019 As far as anyone knows, there was no vote in Manitoba, no secret meeting in a hayloft. Sarah Jones, The New Republic, "Miriam Toews’s Quiet Revolution," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of hayloft

1530, in the meaning defined above

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“Hayloft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hayloft. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hayloft

: the upper part of a barn where hay is stored


hay·​loft | \ ˈhā-ˌlȯft How to pronounce hayloft (audio) \

Kids Definition of hayloft

: a loft in a barn or stable for storing hay

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