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haymaker

[ hey-mey-ker ]
/ ˈheɪˌmeɪ kər /
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noun

a person or machine that cuts hay and spreads it to dry.
Slang. a punch delivered with great force, especially one that results in a knockout.

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Origin of haymaker

1400–50; 1910–15 for def. 2; late Middle English heymakere.See hay, maker
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British Dictionary definitions for haymaker

haymaker
/ (ˈheɪˌmeɪkə) /

noun

a person who helps to cut, turn, toss, spread, or carry hay
Also called: hay conditioner either of two machines, one designed to crush stems of hay, the other to break and bend them, in order to cause more rapid and even drying
boxing slang a wild swinging punch

Derived forms of haymaker

haymaking, adjective, noun
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