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1. See hayloft.
2. The hay stored in a hayloft.
3. Archaic A haystack.
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1. (Agriculture) a part of a barn where hay is stored
2. (Agriculture) a quantity of hay stored in a barn or loft
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1. hay stored in a barn.
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Usually barn attic space used for storing hay.
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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
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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.
I don' know 's she could help fallin', though it ain't anyplace for a woman,--a haymow; but if it hadn't been that, 't would 'a' been somethin' else.
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.
VOLUME 2: BARN & FARMYARD Volume 2 of America's Rural Yesterday includes photos of farmwork performed in dairy, poultry, and hog barns, as well as the wide variety of tasks performed in the barnyard: ensilaging, stock feeding and watering, haymow loading, threshing, corn grinding, butchering, collecting eggs, root cellaring, and much more.
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.
Sometimes we climbed aloft into the haymow. We burrowed into the piled hay and made tunnels wonderful for games.
The day's going in a bit, and the gallery shows best in natural light." She led the way up the ramp to the big haymow doors, tall enough for a laden wagon, and opened them.