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haystack

[hey-stak] /ˈheɪˌstæk/
noun
1.
a stack of hay with a conical or ridged top, built up in the mowed field so as to prevent the accumulation of moisture and promote drying.
Also, especially British, hayrick.
Origin
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English. See hay, stack
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British Dictionary definitions for hay-stack

haystack

/ˈheɪˌstæk/
noun
1.
a large pile of hay, esp one built in the open air and covered with thatch
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Word Origin and History for hay-stack

haystack

n.

mid-15c., from hay + stack (n.).

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