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 ?
The hammock was swung under the two end trees of the Walk.
And a well, or an ice-house, it somehow proved to him, poor pagan; where, strange to say, for all the heat of his sweatings, he caught a terrible chill which lapsed into a fever; and at last, after some days' suffering, laid him in his hammock, close to the very sill of the door of death.
A hammock is slung to the rough raftered roof of the main room, as an extra bed.
Robert assisted her into the hammock which swung from the post before her door out to the trunk of a tree.
And I had ordered a hammock to be fixed, by silken ropes from the four corners at the top, to break the jolts, when a servant carried me before him on horseback, as I sometimes desired; and would often sleep in my hammock, while we were upon the road.
Malbihn lay in a hammock beneath canopy before his tent.
He had left Elizabeth on the porch in a hammock, apparently anchored for some time.
Didn't that Dough-Boy, the steward, tell me that of a morning he always finds the old man's hammock clothes all rumpled and tumbled, and the sheets down at the foot, and the coverlid almost tied into knots, and the pillow a sort of frightful hot, as though a baked brick had been on it?
With this view, he issued forth to a place hard by, where sea- stores were sold, purchased a second-hand hammock, and had it slung in seamanlike fashion from the ceiling of the counting-house.
Huber found it was with a caterpillar, which makes a very complicated hammock; for if he took a caterpillar which had completed its hammock up to, say, the sixth stage of construction, and put it into a hammock completed up only to the third stage, the caterpillar simply re-performed the fourth, fifth, and sixth stages of construction.
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.
Another half-hour at cleaning up my desk, and my day's work was done, so that at eleven-thirty I got into a hammock under the trees with my mail-bag and the morning newspaper.