[ hey-kok ]
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  1. a small conical pile of hay stacked in a hayfield while the hay is awaiting removal to a barn.

Origin of haycock

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at hay, cock3

Words Nearby haycock

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How to use haycock in a sentence

  • The field, and the haycock, with the blue sky above, certainly formed a very pretty bed-chamber.

    Rudy and Babette | Hans Christian Andersen
  • Now it happened that my way led me near a haycock, and as I neared this haycock I heard voices from the other side of it.

    The O'Ruddy | Stephen Crane
  • When it at length ceased, the collected mass of birds of different kinds looked not unlike a small haycock.

  • The child sneezed again so violently that she nearly fell into the haycock.

    Kisington Town | Abbie Farwell Brown
  • At last, I contrived to shelter myself under a haycock, where I remained till day began to dawn.

    The Heroine | Eaton Stannard Barrett

British Dictionary definitions for haycock


/ (ˈheɪˌkɒk) /

  1. a small cone-shaped pile of hay left in the field until dry enough to carry to the rick or barn

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