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hay rake

or hay·rake

  1. a farm implement used to rake hay from a swath into a windrow.
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Origin of hay rake

First recorded in 1715–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of hay rake

  • Not one was touched, but an old farmer shook a hay-rake at the boys.

    Dave Porter in the Gold Fields

    Edward Stratemeyer

  • He hunted about till he discovered a hay-rake with a long handle.

  • "But Baxter can't mend a gun or a hay-rake, or a pump, to save his life," I said.

  • The next day, John hitched Daisy to the hay-rake and drove it up and down the field, raking the hay into long windrows.

    Bobby of Cloverfield Farm

    Helen Fuller Orton

  • Crude threshing machines, clover-seed cleaners, root-cutters, and a simple but heavy form of hay-rake came into use.