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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.


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



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.


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.
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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Morton would decide to accept a hayrack in return for a year's instruction from her daughter.
Snuggles makes sure she gets hay by climbing right in the hayrack.
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Staff were working in the barn when the lights came on and turned around to see Jake had climbed on his hayrack and pushed the switch with his horns
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Although wooden and terra-cotta window boxes were being used for growing plants in the Middle Ages, a more recent addition is the hayrack planter, in Britain, during the past couple of centuries, large open metal racks were often employed for holding hay.
I loaded the hayrack and started on my way, distance of 180 miles.