hammock

1
[ ham-uhk ]
/ ˈhæm ək /

noun

a hanging bed or couch made of canvas, netted cord, or the like, with cords attached to supports at each end.

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Origin of hammock

1
First recorded in 1545–55; from Spanish hamaca, from Taíno (Hispaniola)

OTHER WORDS FROM hammock

ham·mock·like, adjective

Definition for hammock (2 of 2)

hammock2
[ ham-uhk ]
/ ˈhæm ək /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for hammock (1 of 2)

hammock1
/ (ˈhæmək) /

noun

a length of canvas, net, etc, suspended at the ends and used as a bed

Derived forms of hammock

hammock-like, adjective

Word Origin for hammock

C16: from Spanish hamaca, of Taino origin

British Dictionary definitions for hammock (2 of 2)

hammock2
/ (ˈhæmək) /

noun

a variant of hummock (def. 3)
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