[ has-uh k ]
/ ˈhæs ək /


a thick, firm cushion used as a footstool or for kneeling.
a rank tuft of coarse grass or sedge, as in a bog.

Origin of hassock

before 1000; Middle English; Old English hassuc coarse grass
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British Dictionary definitions for hassock

/ (ˈhæsək) /


a firm upholstered cushion used for kneeling on, esp in church
a thick clump of grass

Word Origin for hassock

Old English hassuc matted grass
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