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

Definition of hayloft

: a loft especially for storing hay

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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 As cows grazed on green fields last week, barn restorer Michael Stitt crouched in the hayloft and, with a winch, hand-tightened a chain and cable wrapped around the beams of the barn's upper wall. Author: Zaz Hollander, Alaska Dispatch News, "Colony barn restoration rescues vestiges of vanishing Matanuska farm history," 19 Aug. 2017 Once a rat in its haste jumped from the hayloft onto my shoulder, using it as a springboard to the floor. Longreads, "At War With the Rat Army," 22 May 2017

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1530, in the meaning defined above

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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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