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 Living through a pandemic is hard and painful, but my great-great-grandfather was murdered in a hayloft for being Jewish. Molly Jong-fast, Vogue, 19 Jan. 2022 Her bookstore — a renovated and well-appointed barn with an English-language section in the former hayloft — exemplifies Redu’s last great evolution, from a farming community in decline to a locus of letters. Washington Post, 26 Dec. 2021 Other structures include a garage, a hayloft and an old kennel. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 23 Oct. 2021 But the standout feature of this property is its first-rate equestrian facilities, which includes a nine-stall stable, two tack rooms, two exercise rings, a hayloft and paddocks with double fences. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, 9 Dec. 2021 The clients’ spaniel, Jake, lays claim to the best spot in the former hayloft, which overlooks sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. Kristin Tablang, House Beautiful, 22 Sep. 2021 This individual is one of the latest in a family line to emerge from the old hayloft. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 12 Sep. 2021 In the original stable, a vintage French chandelier hangs where there was once a hayloft. Amanda Sims Clifford, House Beautiful, 10 June 2021 After a few years, Virginia Pfeiffer, Pauline's sister, decided to renovate the hayloft into a guest apartment with electricity, running water and a wood-burning stove to provide Hemingway with a more comfortable writer's nook. Bill Bowden, Arkansas Online, 4 Apr. 2021 See More

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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 5 Jul. 2022.

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

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: a loft in a barn or stable for storing hay

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