haystack

[ hey-stak ]
/ ˈheɪˌstæk /

noun

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.

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Also especially British, hayrick.

Origin of haystack

1425–75; late Middle English. See hay, stack
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British Dictionary definitions for haystack

haystack

hayrick (ˈheɪˌrɪk)

/ (ˈheɪˌstæk) /

noun

a large pile of hay, esp one built in the open air and covered with thatch
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Idioms and Phrases with haystack

haystack

see needle in a haystack.

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