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rick

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[ rik ]
/ rɪk /
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noun

Also hayrick. Chiefly Midland U.S. a large, usually rectangular stack or pile of hay, straw, corn, or the like, in a field, especially when thatched or covered by a tarpaulin; an outdoor or makeshift mow.
a stack of cordwood or logs cut to even lengths.
a frame of horizontal bars and vertical supports, as used to hold barrels in a distillery, boxes in a warehouse, etc.

verb (used with object)

to form grain into a stack or pile.
to stack (cordwood) in ricks.

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Origin of rick

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before 900; Middle English rek(e), reek,Old English hrēac; akin to Old Norse hraukr,Old Frisian reak,Middle Dutch rooc, roke

OTHER WORDS FROM rick

ricker, noun

Definition for rick (2 of 3)

rick2
[ rik ]
/ rɪk /

verb (used with or without object), noun

Definition for rick (3 of 3)

Rick
[ rik ]
/ rɪk /

noun

a male given name, form of Eric or Richard.
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British Dictionary definitions for rick (1 of 2)

rick1
/ (rɪk) /

noun

a large stack of hay, corn, peas, etc, built in the open in a regular-shaped pile, esp one with a thatched top

verb

(tr) to stack or pile into ricks

Word Origin for rick

Old English hrēac; related to Old Norse hraukr

British Dictionary definitions for rick (2 of 2)

rick2
/ (rɪk) /

noun

a wrench or sprain, as of the back

verb

(tr) to wrench or sprain (a joint, a limb, the back, etc)

Word Origin for rick

C18: see wrick
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