[hey-lawft, -loft]


a loft in a stable or barn for the storage of hay.

Origin of hayloft

First recorded in 1565–75; hay + loft
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Examples from the Web for hayloft

Historical Examples of hayloft

  • You shall have that, and your servant shall sleep in the hayloft.

  • He said that he wished that he had died when he fell out of Nofsinger's hayloft.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • Climbing up, she arrived at a hayloft, which was filled with fresh and fragrant hay.


    Johanna Spyri

  • He retraced his steps and looked through the barn and the hayloft.

    O Pioneers!

    Willa Cather

  • He found Johnny in the barn, rigging a new block and tackle for the hayloft.

Word Origin and History for hayloft

1570s, from hay + loft (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper