haystack

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noun hay·stack \-ˌstak\

Definition of haystack

  1. 1 :  a stack of hay

  2. 2 :  a vertical standing wave in turbulent river waters

15th Century

First Known Use of haystack

15th century



HAYSTACK Defined for English Language Learners

haystack

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noun hay·stack \-ˌstak\

Definition of haystack for English Language Learners

  • : a large pile of hay


HAYSTACK Defined for Kids

haystack

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noun hay·stack \ˈhā-ˌstak\

Definition of haystack for Students

  1. :  a large pile of hay stored outdoors


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