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1. A rack from which livestock feed.
a. A rack fitted to a wagon for carrying hay.
b. A wagon fitted with such a rack.
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1. (Agriculture) a rack for holding hay for feeding to animals
2. (Agriculture) a rack fixed to a cart or wagon to increase the quantity of hay or straw that it can carry
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1. a rack for holding hay for feeding horses or cattle.
2. a rack or framework mounted on a wagon, for use in carrying hay, straw, or the like.
3. the wagon and rack together.
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A board frame with ladder-like ends about six feet high. The rack replaced the usual wagon box when hay was to be hauled. The frame was about twelve feet long and seven feet wide and, with careful stacking of the hay, would hold about as much as two horses could pull.
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hayrack - a rack that holds hay for feeding livestockhayrack - a rack that holds hay for feeding livestock
rack - framework for holding objects
2.hayrack - a frame attached to a wagon to increase the amount of hay it can carry
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
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Snuggles makes sure she gets hay by climbing right in the hayrack.--Liz Meyer, Wisconsin
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