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.

Nearby words

  1. hammerstein, oscar, ii,
  2. hammerstone,
  3. hammertoe,
  4. hammett,
  5. hammett, dashiell,
  6. hammon,
  7. hammond,
  8. hammond organ,
  9. hammonton,
  10. hammurabi

Origin of hammock

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

Related formsham·mock·like, adjective

hammock

2
[ ham-uh k ]
/ ˈhæm ək /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for hammock

hammock

1
/ (ˈhæmək) /

noun

a length of canvas, net, etc, suspended at the ends and used as a bed
Derived Formshammock-like, adjective

Word Origin for hammock

C16: from Spanish hamaca, of Taino origin

noun

a variant of hummock (def. 3)
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Word Origin and History for hammock

hammock

n.

1650s, alteration of hamaca (1550s), from Spanish hamaca, from Arawakan (Haiti) word apparently meaning "fish nets" (cf. Yukuna hamaca, Taino amaca).

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