hay·​rack | \ ˈhā-ˌrak How to pronounce hayrack (audio) \

Definition of hayrack

1 : a feeding rack that holds hay for livestock
2 : a frame mounted on the running gear of a wagon and used especially in hauling hay or straw also : a wagon equipped with a hayrack

Examples of hayrack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tours of the farm and its many adorable animals continue until 7 p.m. Traditional harvest-time hayrack rides will take guests on a half-mile route around the edges of the 60-acre working farm. Ginger Brashinger, Daily Southtown, "Barn Dance fun — 'old-fashioned in all the good ways'," 1 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of hayrack

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hayrack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hayrack. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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