[ hey-rak ]

  1. a rack for holding hay for feeding horses or cattle.

  2. a rack or framework mounted on a wagon, for use in carrying hay, straw, or the like.

  1. the wagon and rack together.

Origin of hayrack

First recorded in 1815–25; hay + rack1

Words Nearby hayrack

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How to use hayrack in a sentence

  • And for six weeks they kept steady company going to band concerts, dances, hayrack rides, picnics and high jinks together.

    Rootabaga Stories | Carl Sandburg
  • Coats was in the wagon-shed, shifting the buggies and wagons so as to make room for a new hayrack.

    Nobody's Child | Elizabeth Dejeans
  • Behind this was a hayrack, mounted on runners and well filled with hay.

    Janet Hardy in Hollywood | Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • Yet I went to town to get empty apple boxes without putting on a waggon box or a hayrack.

    In Pastures Green | Peter McArthur
  • Before he turned I slid over the mouth of the shaft down into the hayrack of the old brute who had whinnied.

British Dictionary definitions for hayrack


/ (ˈheɪˌræk) /

  1. a rack for holding hay for feeding to animals

  2. a rack fixed to a cart or wagon to increase the quantity of hay or straw that it can carry

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