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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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Examples from the web for hammock
  • She jumped out of the hammock and ran down to the bank to rummage for a good strong replacement.
  • He had more or less a standard hammock with a mosquito net that was really made for a bed, not a hammock.
  • He keeps an enormous rainbow-colored hammock in his campus office.
  • The camp stands within a hammock of giant hardwood trees at the river's edge.
  • The diver spends his days in a hammock beneath a mango tree while his children play around him.
  • They agreed that the hammock had to be at the center of the triangle.
  • There are also four screened-in verandas, one with a hammock.
  • We drove to a pair of thatched-roof cabanas joined by a tile patio with bamboo chairs and a hammock swinging in the wind.
  • He laughed and hitched himself tighter in his hammock and sent me on my way.
  • For a mellower nightcap, go upstairs to the rooftop terrace and grab a hammock.
British Dictionary definitions for hammock

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 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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