[ has-uhk ]
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  1. a thick, firm cushion used as a footstool or for kneeling.

  1. a rank tuft of coarse grass or sedge, as in a bog.

Origin of hassock

before 1000; Middle English; Old English hassuc coarse grass

Words Nearby hassock

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How to use hassock in a sentence

  • He made his adieux; but almost before the door had closed behind him Evie had risen from her hassock.

  • Lancaster got a cigar from the humidor and collapsed his long gaunt body across chair and hassock.

    Security | Poul William Anderson
  • “There is but a segment,” she said, sitting back upon the hassock again.

    Hunters Out of Space | Joseph Everidge Kelleam
  • She took a little hassock, placed it by Mr. Belcher's chair, and sat down, leaning by the weight of a feather against him.

    Sevenoaks | J. G. Holland
  • Sally brought a hassock, and placing it at her feet, sat down upon it, and rested her elbows on Miss Rogers' chair.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton | Laura Jean Libbey

British Dictionary definitions for hassock


/ (ˈhæsək) /

  1. a firm upholstered cushion used for kneeling on, esp in church

  2. a thick clump of grass

Origin of hassock

Old English hassuc matted grass

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