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has·sock

 (hăs′ək)
n.
1. A thick cushion used as a footstool or for kneeling.
2. A dense clump of grass.

[Middle English hassok, clump of grass, from Old English hassuc.]

hassock

(ˈhæsək)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a firm upholstered cushion used for kneeling on, esp in church
2. (Botany) a thick clump of grass
[Old English hassuc matted grass]

has•sock

(ˈhæs ək)

n.
1. a thick, firm cushion used as a footstool or for kneeling.
3. a thick tuft of coarse grass or sedge, as in a bog.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English hassuc coarse grass]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hassock - thick cushion used as a seat
seat - furniture that is designed for sitting on; "there were not enough seats for all the guests"
2.hassock - a cushion for kneeling on (as when praying in church)
church service, church - a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"
cushion - a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.
Translations
fűcsomólábpárnapufftérdeplőtérdpárna

hassock

[ˈhæsək] N (Rel) → cojín m

hassock

[ˈhæsək] ncoussin m d'agenouilloir

hassock

nBetkissen nt, → Kniekissen nt

hassock

[ˈhæsək] n (kneeler) → cuscino (di inginocchiatoio)
References in classic literature ?
I quickened our step; I wanted to get there before the question between us opened up much further; I reflected hungrily that, for more than an hour, he would have to be silent; and I thought with envy of the comparative dusk of the pew and of the almost spiritual help of the hassock on which I might bend my knees.
Charlie obediently sat himself upon a hassock at her feet; the other sinners drew near to catch the words of wisdom about to fall from her lips, and Rose, softened by this gratifying humility, addressed them in her most maternal tone.
She found him sitting in a heap on the hassock, and crying bitterly.
At the Litany George had trouble with an unstable hassock, and drew the slip of carpet under the pewseat.
But Human Rights lawyer Yvonne Hassock, a member of the charity Elderly People in Crisis and a committed campaigner against home closures, said: "The Government and local authorities say it is better for elderly people to remain in their own homes, but they are often left there isolated without company for hours on end.
Sam Hassock said he and his brother, Keith, who own a pigeon loft at allotments in New Marske had no idea why their racing birds were targeted at the weekend.
Yvonne Hassock, a member of the charity Epic (Elderly People in Crisis) and a lawyer based in Kettering, Northants, says residents could die unless transfers from the homes are handled properly.
The Dalesmen rattled up just over 200, Redcar falling 45 runs short, with Andy Hassock, 35, and Dulip Samaraweera, 30, the pick of their batsmen.
Earlier, Martin Hood scored 43 and Andy Hassock 33 for Redcar.
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CALL IT AN OTTOMAN, POUF, HASSOCK, FOOTSTOOL or even tuffet, the concept is the same--an upholstered, backless, usually round piece of occasional furniture that you can use for extra seating, a cocktail table or to rest your feet on.
Rulers Bar Hassock (463 ha, 40[degrees]57'N, 73[degrees]50'W) is the largest island in Jamaica Bay, an oceanic bay in southwestern Long Island and within the political boundaries of New York City.