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.
Origin of rick
before 900;Middle Englishrek(e), reek,Old Englishhrēac; akin to Old Norsehraukr,Old Frisianreak,Middle Dutchrooc, roke