hay stored in a barn.

Origin of haymow

First recorded in 1470–80; hay + mow2
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Examples from the Web for haymow

Historical Examples of haymow

  • I told her I would like to sleep in the haymow, with the boys.

    My Antonia

    Willa Cather

  • Pop yelled back down to me, "and I've looked all over the haymow for it."

  • And Grandpa must board over that hole if you are going to play in the haymow.

    Sunny Boy in the Country

    Ramy Allison White

  • We used to play in the haymow, and fall from the apple trees together, and all that.

    A Pessimist

    Robert Timsol

  • They ran unseen to the barn and climbed to the haymow where they ate the cookies.

British Dictionary definitions for haymow



a part of a barn where hay is stored
a quantity of hay stored in a barn or loft
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