hammock


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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 classic literature ?
Laurie lay luxuriously swinging to and fro in his hammock one warm September afternoon, wondering what his neighbors were about, but too lazy to go and find out.
He stretched out in a hammock under trees in the camp clearing, and with his friends waited for the possible return of Tolpec and the porters.
Robert assisted her into the hammock which swung from the post before her door out to the trunk of a tree.
To be sure they all sleep together in one apartment, but you have your own hammock, and cover yourself with your own blanket, and sleep in your own skin.
It was a two-story building, with a porch in front, and a very fancy scrollwork around the edges; it was complete in every tiniest detail, even the doorknob, and there was a hammock on the porch and white lace curtains in the windows.
Some time after he was in his hammock that night, I heard him myself repeat to Ham, 'Poor thing
I had, in this closet, a field-bed and a hammock, hung from the ceiling, two chairs and a table, neatly screwed to the floor, to prevent being tossed about by the agitation of the horse or the coach.
But, since native children have no nerves worth speaking of, in two hours he was lying very contentedly in Petersen Sahib's hammock with Petersen Sahib's shooting-coat under his head, and a glass of warm milk, a little brandy, with a dash of quinine, inside of him, and while the old hairy, scarred hunters of the jungles sat three deep before him, looking at him as though he were a spirit, he told his tale in short words, as a child will, and wound up with:
The fishing implements were laid along the hammock nettings.
A hammock was slung across the darker corner of the room, and a small unglazed window defended by an iron bar looked out towards the sea.
We performed the usual burial service, and he is at his rest, sewn up in his hammock with a thirty-six pound shot at his head and his heels, off El Giglio island.
We then ratified our engagement with an affectionate wedding of palms, and to elude suspicion repaired each to his hammock, to spend the last night on board the Dolly.