hammock

1
[ ham-uh k ]
/ ˈhæm ək /

noun

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

Origin of hammock

1
1545–55; < Spanish hamaca < Taino of Hispaniola

Related forms

ham·mock·like, adjective

Definition for hammock (2 of 2)

hammock

2
[ ham-uh k ]
/ ˈhæm ək /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for hammock (1 of 2)

hammock

1
/ (ˈhæmək) /

noun

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

Derived Forms

hammock-like, adjective

Word Origin for hammock

C16: from Spanish hamaca, of Taino origin

British Dictionary definitions for hammock (2 of 2)

hammock

2
/ (ˈhæmək) /

noun

a variant of hummock (def. 3)
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