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 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 Upstairs is a hayloft and an office with a kitchenette and half bath. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "$1.5 Million Homes in Tennessee, Illinois and Hawaii," 17 Jan. 2018 The pièce de résistance is the vast living area on the second floor, which was originally the hayloft. Sally Friedman, Philly.com, "Former Strawbridge stable transformed into cozy Moorestown home," 22 Dec. 2017 The two-level building also has a bunkhouse upstairs in a former hayloft that can sleep 10 people. Kelly Smith, chicagotribune.com, "Minnesota's Hungry Hippie Hostel satiates North Shore travelers," 15 Dec. 2017 As the Holocaust and World War II persisted, Dillard recalls hiding in haylofts and wagons to elude the Nazis. Marice Richter, star-telegram, "The lucky one," 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of hayloft

1530, in the meaning defined above

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“Hayloft.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hayloft. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hayloft

: the upper part of a barn where hay is stored


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Kids Definition of hayloft

: a loft in a barn or stable for storing hay

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