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hammock1

[ham-uh k] /ˈhæm ək/
noun
1.
a hanging bed or couch made of canvas, netted cord, or the like, with cords attached to supports at each end.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Spanish hamaca < Taino of Hispaniola
Related forms
hammocklike, adjective

hammock2

[ham-uh k] /ˈhæm ək/
noun
1.
hummock (def 1).
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British Dictionary definitions for ham-mock

hammock1

/ˈhæmək/
noun
1.
a length of canvas, net, etc, suspended at the ends and used as a bed
Derived Forms
hammock-like, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish hamaca, of Taino origin

hammock2

/ˈhæmək/
noun
1.
a variant of hummock (sense 3)
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Word Origin and History for ham-mock

hammock

n.

1650s, alteration of hamaca (1550s), from Spanish hamaca, from Arawakan (Haiti) word apparently meaning "fish nets" (cf. Yukuna hamaca, Taino amaca).

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