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[hey-kok] /ˈheɪˌkɒk/
a small conical pile of hay stacked in a hayfield while the hay is awaiting removal to a barn.
Origin of haycock
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75; See origin at hay, cock3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • All at once she twisted round and threw herself petulantly down from the haycock.

  • The haycock cannot crow; he has no brains, No,—not enough to go in when it rains.

    A Phenomenal Fauna Carolyn Wells
  • The field, and the haycock, with the blue sky above, certainly formed a very pretty bed-chamber.

    Rudy and Babette Hans Christian Andersen
  • He is not gamy,—fighting's not his forte, A haycock fight is just no sort of sport.

    A Phenomenal Fauna Carolyn Wells
  • When he was gone, my father called me to him, and we sat down beneath the elm, on a haycock.

    Famous American Statesmen Sarah Knowles Bolton
  • Mackenzie sat with his back to a haycock thinking in this vein.

  • The only accident of the day came when Bleriot damaged his propeller in colliding with a haycock.

    A History of Aeronautics E. Charles Vivian
  • They had to be driven back to the “haycock,” and Barker took them on to Stamford.

  • Now it happened that my way led me near a haycock, and as I neared this haycock I heard voices from the other side of it.

    The O'Ruddy Stephen Crane
  • The Fuegian wigwam resembles, in size and dimensions, a haycock.

British Dictionary definitions for haycock


a small cone-shaped pile of hay left in the field until dry enough to carry to the rick or barn
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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