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1. See hayloft.
2. The hay stored in a hayloft.
3. Archaic A haystack.


1. (Agriculture) a part of a barn where hay is stored
2. (Agriculture) a quantity of hay stored in a barn or loft



1. hay stored in a barn.


Usually barn attic space used for storing hay.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haymow - a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
hay - grass mowed and cured for use as fodder
good deal, great deal, hatful, lot, muckle, passel, peck, mickle, mint, quite a little, slew, spate, tidy sum, wad, stack, raft, mountain, pile, plenty, mass, batch, heap, deal, flock, pot, mess, sight - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"
2.Haymow - a loft in a barn where hay is storedhaymow - a loft in a barn where hay is stored
barn - an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals
attic, garret, loft - floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
References in classic literature ?
Her mother had been standing on the haymow superintending some changes in the barn, had been seized with giddiness, they thought, and slipped.
Two of the boys sleep in the haymow till cold weather comes, but there's no need for it.
I told her I would like to sleep in the haymow, with the boys.
The boys told me to choose my own place in the haymow, and I lay down before a big window, left open in warm weather, that looked out into the stars.
They went into the barn, arid hauled their parcels with a bit of string to the top of the haymow.
The Son of Anak, otherwise Rufus the Blue-Eyed, and also plebeianly known as Tots, rioted with him from brier-rose path to farthest orchard, scalped him in the haymow with barbaric yells, and once, with pharisaic zeal, was near to crucifying him under the attic roof beams.
The hayrack would be pulled home, placed in front of the barn and, with a small tractor hooked to the end of the hay rope, the slings full of hay would be pulled up and into the haymow.
After getting the hay off the field comes the best part, filling the haymow.
A hydraulic ram pumped water from the spring, the pulsator on the milking machine needed constant care and the hay hook attached by rope to pulleys to increase the mechanical advantage lifted the loose hay from a wagon into the haymow.
She led the way up the ramp to the big haymow doors, tall enough for a laden wagon, and opened them.
You unload the hay from wagons for about ten hours straight, up an elevator-type thing that brings it up to the haymow, where you store hay.
No cupola can compete with a farm fan, but when you realize they figured out that you could dry sweet clover in the haymow with a piece of tin on the roof to draw out the heat and moisture, and that it worked for a long time before electricity, you start thinking some of the old ways might have been the best ways.