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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. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • I told her I would like to sleep in the haymow, with the boys.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
  • Pop yelled back down to me, "and I've looked all over the haymow for it."

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

    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
  • They ran unseen to the barn and climbed to the haymow where they ate the cookies.

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

    In League with Israel

    Annie F. Johnston
  • He carried his troubles with him into the barns and the haymow, to the table and to bed.

    Plowing On Sunday Sterling North
  • You know I ain't took a girl into a haymow for twenty years.

    Plowing On Sunday Sterling North
  • So, one by one, the boys climbed to their strange quarters on the haymow.

British Dictionary definitions for haymow


a part of a barn where hay is stored
a quantity of hay stored in a barn or loft
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