[ hey-mou ]

  1. hay stored in a barn.

Origin of haymow

First recorded in 1470–80; hay + mow2

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How to use haymow in a sentence

  • The barn swallows mix the clay with straw and feathers and so form very firm structures on the rafters above the haymows.

    The Log of the Sun | William Beebe
  • These "billets," as they have been called by the men, are usually located in the haymows of the French homes.

  • And that was where she meant to live all the rest of her days,—in one of the haymows.

    Little Grandmother | Sophie May
  • And they slept in the haymows and under the trees and worked hard and brought back all their money.

    The Landloper | Holman Day
  • There is a delicate aroma from the falling leaves in the air, as sweet as the scent of fresh-filled haymows.

    Wild Life Near Home | Dallas Lore Sharp

British Dictionary definitions for haymow


/ (ˈheɪˌmaʊ) /

  1. a part of a barn where hay is stored

  2. a quantity of hay stored in a barn or loft

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