rick

noun
\ ˈrik How to pronounce rick (audio) \

Definition of rick

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : a stack (as of hay) in the open air
2 : a pile of material (such as cordwood) split from short logs

rick

verb (1)
ricked; ricking; ricks

Definition of rick (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

: to pile (something, such as hay) in ricks

rick

verb (2)
ricked; ricking; ricks

Definition of rick (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

chiefly British

First Known Use of rick

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (1)

1623, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1638, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rick

Noun

Middle English reek, from Old English hrēac; akin to Old Norse hraukr rick

Verb (2)

perhaps from Middle English wrikken to move unsteadily

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“Rick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rick. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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