Definitions for ha-haˈhɑˌhɑ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hee-haw, horselaugh, ha-ha, haw-haw(noun)

    a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing

  2. sunk fence, ha-ha, haw-haw(noun)

    a ditch with one side being a retaining wall; used to divide lands without defacing the landscape

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ha-ha(noun)

    a sunk fence; a fence, wall, or ditch, not visible till one is close upon it

  2. Origin: [See Haw-haw.]


  1. Ha-ha

    A ha-ha is a turfed ditch with one sloped side, and one vertical side that is faced with a masonry retaining wall. A ha-ha is a feature used in landscape garden design to keep grazing livestock out of a garden while providing an uninterrupted view from within. Before mechanical lawnmowers, a commonly way to keep large areas of grassland trimmed was to allow livestock, usually sheep, to graze the grass. A ha-ha prevented grazing animals on large estates from gaining access to the lawn and gardens adjoining the house, giving a continuous vista to create the illusion that the garden and landscape were one and undivided. The name "ha-ha" was given to the feature because, when walking towards it from the garden, it would only become apparent to the observer when close to it.

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