rick

1 [rik]
noun
1.
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.
2.
a stack of cordwood or logs cut to even lengths.
3.
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)
4.
to form grain into a stack or pile.
5.
to stack (cordwood) in ricks.

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

ricker, noun
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rick

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verb (used with object), verb (used without object), noun

Rick

[rik]
noun
a male given name, form of Eric or Richard.
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rick1 (rɪk)
 
n
1.  a large stack of hay, corn, peas, etc, built in the open in a regular-shaped pile, esp one with a thatched top
 
vb
2.  (tr) to stack or pile into ricks
 
[Old English hrēac; related to Old Norse hraukr]

rick2 (rɪk)
 
n
1.  a wrench or sprain, as of the back
 
vb
2.  (tr) to wrench or sprain (a joint, a limb, the back, etc)
 
[C18: see wrick]

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rick
O.E. hreac "stack of hay or straw," from P.Gmc. *khraukaz (cf. O.N. hraukr, Fris. reak, Du. rook "heap"), perhaps related to ridge.
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Threshing machines were a particular target, and rick burning was a popular activity.
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