- 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.
- to form grain into a stack or pile.
- to stack (cordwood) in ricks.
Origin of rick1
Related Words for rickload, stockpile, pile, heap, screw, swivel, spiral, contort, wriggle, wiggle, wrench, twirl, wrap, coil, sprain, weave, hay, stack, hayrick, sheaf
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Contemporary Examples of rick
I watched SNL—the Eddie Murphy generation—and also SCTV with Rick Moranis.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness
January 7, 2015
The reason why I brought that up is because I remember how happy Rick and I were when Altman said that.
With Rick, I think the culture just lags behind great artists much of the time, and it takes time for it to catch up.
Rick would cut together five years worth of work, add the sixth, then recut six years worth of work, add the seventh, and so on.
He praised Rick Santorum, famous for wearing sweater vests in 2012, for running a “fashion forward campaign.”Rand Paul Has a Few Festivus Grievances
December 23, 2014
Historical Examples of rick
"She ate about half a rick of green corn," answered Turkey, coolly.Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood
But, under the circumstances, I think Rick might have told you something.Plotting in Pirate Seas
Here was the reason why the steed had not approached the rick in a straight line.
The mother-wolf hissed with agonized fury on the roof of the rick.
I want somebody to bring as a thank-offering for Jim and Rick—yes, and for Mr. Ryan, too.Three People
- a large stack of hay, corn, peas, etc, built in the open in a regular-shaped pile, esp one with a thatched top
- (tr) to stack or pile into ricks
Word Origin for rick
- a wrench or sprain, as of the back
- (tr) to wrench or sprain (a joint, a limb, the back, etc)
Word Origin for rick
Word Origin and History for rick
Old English hreac "stack of hay or straw," from Proto-Germanic *khraukaz (cf. Old Norse hraukr, Frisian reak, Dutch rook "heap"); perhaps related to ridge.