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ham·mock 1

 (hăm′ək)
n.
A hanging, easily swung length of canvas or heavy netting suspended between two trees or other supports and used as a seat or bed.

[Spanish hamaca, from Taíno.]

ham·mock 2

 (hăm′ək)
n.
A tract of forested land that rises above an adjacent marsh in the southern United States.

[Variant of hummock.]

hammock

(ˈhæmək)
n
(Furniture) a length of canvas, net, etc, suspended at the ends and used as a bed
[C16: from Spanish hamaca, of Taino origin]
ˈhammock-ˌlike adj

hammock

(ˈhæmək)
n
(Physical Geography) a variant of hummock3

ham•mock1

(ˈhæm ək)

n.
a bed or couch of canvas, netted cord, or the like that hangs between two supports, to which it is attached by cords or springs.
[1545–55; < Sp hamaca < Taino of Hispaniola]

ham•mock2

(ˈhæm ək)

n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hammock - a small natural hillhammock - a small natural hill      
anthill, formicary - a mound of earth made by ants as they dig their nest
hill - a local and well-defined elevation of the land; "they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia"
kopje, koppie - a small hill rising up from the African veld
molehill - a mound of earth made by moles while burrowing
2.hammock - a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily
bed - a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep; "he sat on the edge of the bed"; "the room had only a bed and chair"
Translations
hamaca
houpací síťvisuté lůžko
hængekøjekøje
riippumatto
viseća mreža za ležanje
függõágyfüggőágy
hengirúm
ハンモック
해먹
hamakas
šūpuļtīklsguļamtīkls
hamac
hojdacia sieť
viseča mreža
hängmatta
เปล
гамакпідвісне ліжко
cái võngvõng

hammock

[ˈhæmək] Nhamaca f (Naut) → coy m

hammock

[ˈhæmək] nhamac m

hammock

nHängematte f

hammock

[ˈhæmək] namaca

hammock

(ˈhӕmək) noun
a long piece of netting, canvas etc hung up by the corners and used as a bed, eg in a ship.

hammock

الُأرْجوحَة الشَبَكِيَّة houpací síť hængekøje Hängematte αιώρα hamaca riippumatto hamac viseća mreža za ležanje amaca ハンモック 해먹 hangmat hengekøye hamak rede гамак hängmatta เปล hamak võng 吊床
References in periodicals archive ?
Hammocking, so I am told, is when someone, usually a man, wants "quality time" with their phone so retires to the loo and needs somewhere to rest the device.
Happy hammocking TUESDAY is Hammock Day; it is not known why that particular day was chosen but I'm not going to argue - any day is a good hammock day.
com And you don't always need two perfectly positioned trees either, as there are a range of hammock stands to choose from allowing happy hammocking anywhere.