a person or machine that cuts hay and spreads it to dry.
Slang. a punch delivered with great force, especially one that results in a knockout.

1400–50; 1910–15 for def 2; late Middle English heymakere. See hay, maker

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haymaker (ˈheɪˌmeɪkə)
1.  a person who helps to cut, turn, toss, spread, or carry hay
2.  Also called: hay conditioner either of two machines, one designed to crush stems of hay, the other to break and bend them, in order to cause more rapid and even drying
3.  slang boxing a wild swinging punch
adj, —n

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Example sentences
The real haymaker, however, is surely the character hat.
One swung an ammunition can in a slow-motion haymaker.
He saunters up to bombs as if he's about to throw a haymaker.
Their whoops and jeers accompany every haymaker and uppercut thrown.
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