- a hanging bed or couch made of canvas, netted cord, or the like, with cords attached to supports at each end.
Origin of hammock1
Related Words for hammockdock, wharf, port, quay, cot, anchorage, billet, jetty, bed, levee, slip, bedroom, compartment, pier, haven, hammock
Examples from the Web for hammock
Contemporary Examples of hammock
I said goodnight, retreated, and slumped into my hammock, the rain slapping the tarp over me.An Obsessive’s Search for a Lost Jungle City
Christopher S. Stewart
December 30, 2012
Curled up on the hammock, surrounded by their kids and puppies, it really looked like love.The Way They Were
The Daily Beast
June 9, 2010
A.Then he got fever, and had to be carried in a hammock slung under a pole.Joseph Conrad vs. Lauren Conrad
The Daily Beast
June 26, 2009
Historical Examples of hammock
And that reminds me: I have a hammock somewhere among my belongings.
"I'm depending upon you for the bread," he said to the drowsy man in the hammock.
And Yates, swinging drowsily in his hammock, was no less gratified.
"Oh, I am not complaining about that, at all," said the hammock magnanimously.
The Little Doctor stopped the hammock with her toe and sat up.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
- a length of canvas, net, etc, suspended at the ends and used as a bed
Word Origin for hammock
- a variant of hummock (def. 3)
Word Origin and History for hammock
1650s, alteration of hamaca (1550s), from Spanish hamaca, from Arawakan (Haiti) word apparently meaning "fish nets" (cf. Yukuna hamaca, Taino amaca).