hayride

noun
hay·​ride | \ ˈhā-ˌrīd How to pronounce hayride (audio) \

Definition of hayride

: a pleasure ride usually at night by a group in a wagon, sleigh, or open truck partly filled with straw or hay

Examples of hayride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Multiple people were injured when a hayride carrying 30 passengers was struck by another vehicle on Halloween night. The News Herald, Panama City, al, "Florida Halloween hayride crash injures several, sends man to Alabama hospital," 2 Nov. 2020 The hayride, a wagon being pulled by a tractor, overturned and slid down a ravine, WGEM-TV reported. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "Rural Illinois hayride crash kills 1, injures 19, many of them children," 26 Oct. 2020 The press release states that the vehicle pulling the 24-foot hayride trailer was traveling east on Corbin Road at the time of the collision. The News Herald, Panama City, al, "Florida Halloween hayride crash injures several, sends man to Alabama hospital," 2 Nov. 2020 This includes a haunted hayride in San Dimas that opts for automobiles instead of hay wagons and the essential Day of the Dead altars in Grand Park. Los Angeles Times, "Essential Arts: A White House that is — literally — all facade," 31 Oct. 2020 Illinois State Police say a hayride accident has killed a 32-year-old woman and injured 19 others, including a 1-year-old. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "Rural Illinois hayride crash kills 1, injures 19, many of them children," 26 Oct. 2020 An Illinois State Police traffic reconstruction team investigated the crash and found that the tractor was undersized for the hayride, WGEM reported. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "A hayride ended in tragedy after the driver lost control, killing one person and injuring others," 25 Oct. 2020 Trick-or-treat events, crowded indoor parties, indoor haunted houses and hayride or tractor rides also fall in the higher-risk category, the CDC said. Julie Washington, cleveland, "CDC says trick-or-treat is high-risk activity; here are tips for celebrating Halloween safely during coronavirus pandemic," 22 Oct. 2020 With a limit of 25 participants, the tour features a hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin and to a corn field to pick an ear of corn for popping. Katie V. Jones, baltimoresun.com, "Halloween planners in Howard County work to organize spooky but safe fun amid coronavirus pandemic," 16 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of hayride

1896, in the meaning defined above

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23 Nov 2020

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“Hayride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hayride. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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hayride

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English Language Learners Definition of hayride

US : an informal event in which a group of people ride for pleasure in a wagon, sleigh, or open truck that is partly filled with straw or hay

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