hay·​rack ˈhā-ˌrak How to pronounce hayrack (audio)
: a feeding rack that holds hay for livestock
: 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 Megeath 09 Go For Bold The big challenge in choosing plants for this hayrack was picking colors to complement the vivid tangerine of the stucco wall. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 16 June 2023 Minick, who was driving a sedan, crashed into the back of the hayrack, causing all 12 passengers in the wagon to be ejected, according to officials. Megan Jones, Chicago Tribune, 24 May 2022 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, 1 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hayrack was in 1753

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Cite this Entry

“Hayrack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hayrack. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


hay·​rack -ˌrak How to pronounce hayrack (audio)
: a frame mounted on a wagon and used especially in hauling hay or straw
also : the wagon and frame
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