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hayrack

[hey-rak] /ˈheɪˌræk/
noun
1.
a rack for holding hay for feeding horses or cattle.
2.
a rack or framework mounted on a wagon, for use in carrying hay, straw, or the like.
3.
the wagon and rack together.
Origin of hayrack
1815-1825
1815-25; hay + rack1
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  • Behind this was a hayrack, mounted on runners and well filled with hay.

    Janet Hardy in Hollywood Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • Ruby turned away, and began pulling at his hayrack in silence.

  • And for six weeks they kept steady company going to band concerts, dances, hayrack rides, picnics and high jinks together.

    Rootabaga Stories Carl Sandburg
  • They went to dances, hayrack rides, picnics and high jinks together.

    Rootabaga Stories Carl Sandburg
  • Before he turned I slid over the mouth of the shaft down into the hayrack of the old brute who had whinnied.

  • Skipper noted first that there was no feed-box and no hayrack.

    Horses Nine Sewell Ford
  • A locator with a hayrack full of seekers was coming at a reckless pace, not stopping for the trails.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh Edith Eudora Kohl
  • Yet I went to town to get empty apple boxes without putting on a waggon box or a hayrack.

    In Pastures Green Peter McArthur
  • Under a hayrack was a large child's cradle: it was of a remarkable size, having been made for twins.

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
British Dictionary definitions for hayrack

hayrack

/ˈheɪˌræk/
noun
1.
a rack for holding hay for feeding to animals
2.
a rack fixed to a cart or wagon to increase the quantity of hay or straw that it can carry
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