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[hey-mou] /ˈheɪˌmaʊ/
hay stored in a barn.
Origin of haymow
First recorded in 1470-80; hay + mow2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The haymow in the barn and a blessed knothole are associated with many happy hours.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty Charles A. Murdock
  • Pop yelled back down to me, "and I've looked all over the haymow for it."

  • One would have thought that in a haymow she had nesting material near at hand.

  • And Grandpa must board over that hole if you are going to play in the haymow.

    Sunny Boy in the Country Ramy Allison White
  • Juddy peered over the edge of the haymow where Jimmie sat mending the harness.

    Sunny Boy in the Country Ramy Allison White
  • We used to play in the haymow, and fall from the apple trees together, and all that.

    A Pessimist Robert Timsol
  • You will find the key hanging inside the storm-door, and the cistern-pole up stairs in the haymow of the barn.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • It would have been like looking for a needle in a haymow, to search for him in these woods.

    The Maine Woods Henry David Thoreau
  • Thay, perhapth they're hiding right now over there in the haymow, or thomewhere!

    Endurance Test Alan Douglas
  • The boy had just scrambled out of a haymow with his hat full of eggs.

    In League with Israel Annie F. Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for haymow


a part of a barn where hay is stored
a quantity of hay stored in a barn or loft
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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