- a stack of hay with a conical or ridged top, built up in the mowed field so as to prevent the accumulation of moisture and promote drying.
Origin of haystack
Examples from the Web for haystack
Historical Examples of haystack
"'Twould be like hunting for a pin in a haystack," said the Rev. Hilary Jones.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
"Didn't sleep very good in the haystack I guess," commented Ned.
"Yes, it was a haystack for mine last night," Frank admitted with a smile.
We two, perched on the haystack, did not take the words at all with a kindly meaning.Adventures and Recollections
Bill o'th' Hoylus End
Presently Ivan mounted on to the haystack and began to play.Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales
- a large pile of hay, esp one built in the open air and covered with thatch
see needle in a haystack.