hay·​ride ˈhā-ˌrīd How to pronounce hayride (audio)
: a pleasure ride usually at night by a group in a wagon, sleigh, or open truck partly filled with straw or hay

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Shock rockers Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper will reunite this summer for another haunted hayride around the United States. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 30 Jan. 2023 The attractions include its haunted house that includes more than 100 different paths inside, along with a series of outdoor mazes and a haunted hayride. Kiran Saini, Detroit Free Press, 1 Oct. 2022 Slip down the super slide, explore a corn maze or take a ride on a socially distanced hayride at Mapleside Farms' Pumpkin Village event this fall. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 21 Oct. 2020 It was only revealed during the hayride through the apple orchard, corn field and laser tag area. Kori Rumore, Chicago Tribune, 30 Sep. 2022 There’s also a hay bale maze, a hayride and weekend farm train rides. Dallas News, 10 Oct. 2022 Admission of $8-$10 (ages 3 and older) required to access U-pick pumpkins, but also includes mazes, activities and a hayride on weekends. Kori Rumore, Chicago Tribune, 30 Sep. 2022 All aboard a New Year’s Eve hayride through a historic farm, with cocoa and s’mores to boot, at Simmons Organic Farm in Middletown. Lauren Daley, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Dec. 2022 Admission: $15 walking trail, $15 hayride, $25 combo ticket. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 27 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hayride was in 1896

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“Hayride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hayride. Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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