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ˈhæm əkham·mock

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. knoll, mound, hillock, hummock, hammocknoun

    a small natural hill

  2. hammock, sacknoun

    a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily

Wiktionary

  1. hammocknoun

    A swinging couch or bed, usually made of netting or canvas about six feet wide, suspended by clews or cords at the ends.

    Etymology: From hamaca, from . Columbus, in the narrative of his first voyage, says: “A great many Indians in canoes came to the ship to-day for the purpose of bartering their cotton, and hamacas, or nets, in which they sleep.”

  2. hammocknoun

    A piece of land thickly wooded, and usually covered with bushes and vines.

    Etymology: From hamaca, from . Columbus, in the narrative of his first voyage, says: “A great many Indians in canoes came to the ship to-day for the purpose of bartering their cotton, and hamacas, or nets, in which they sleep.”

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hammocknoun

    a swinging couch or bed, usually made of netting or canvas about six feet wide, suspended by clews or cords at the ends

    Etymology: [A word of Indian origin: cf. Sp. hamaca. Columbus, in the Narrative of his first voyage, says: A great many Indians in canoes came to the ship to-day for the purpose of bartering their cotton, and hamacas, or nets, in which they sleep.]

  2. Hammocknoun

    a piece of land thickly wooded, and usually covered with bushes and vines. Used also adjectively; as, hammock land

    Etymology: [A word of Indian origin: cf. Sp. hamaca. Columbus, in the Narrative of his first voyage, says: A great many Indians in canoes came to the ship to-day for the purpose of bartering their cotton, and hamacas, or nets, in which they sleep.]

Freebase

  1. Hammock

    A hammock is a sling made of fabric, rope, or netting, suspended between two points, used for swinging, sleeping, or resting. It normally consists of one or more cloth panels, or a woven network of twine or thin rope stretched with ropes between two firm anchor points such as trees or posts. Hammocks were developed by native inhabitants of Central and South America for sleeping. Later, they were used aboard ships by sailors to enable comfort and maximize available space, and by explorers or soldiers traveling in wooded regions and eventually by parents in the 1920's for containing babies just learning to crawl. Today they are popular around the world for relaxation; they are also used as a lightweight bed on camping trips. The hammock is often seen as symbol of summer, leisure, relaxation and simple, easy living.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hammock

    ham′uk, n. a piece of strong cloth or netting suspended by the corners, and used as a bed by sailors. [Sp. hamaca, of Carib origin.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. HAMMOCK

    From the Lat. _hamus_, hook, and Grk. _makar_, happy. Happiness on hooks. Also, a popular contrivance whereby love-making may be suspended but not stopped during the picnic season.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. hammock

    A swinging sea-bed, the undisputed invention of Alcibiades; but the modern name is derived from the Caribs. (See HAMACS.) At present the hammock consists of a piece of canvas, 6 feet long and 4 feet wide, gathered together at the two ends by means of clews, formed by a grommet and knittles, whence the head-clue and foot-clue: the hammock is hung horizontally under the deck, and forms a receptacle for the bed on which the seamen sleep. There are usually allowed from 14 to 20 inches between hammock and hammock in a ship of war. In preparing for action, the hammocks, together with their contents, are all firmly corded, taken upon deck, and fixed in various nettings, so as to form a barricade against musket-balls. (See ENGAGEMENT.)

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Entomology

  1. Hammock

    the hammock-like covering of the caterpillars of certain moths. Hamule: a little hook.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hammock in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hammock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of hammock in a Sentence

  1. Kelli Pennington:

    It happened so fast, we left our tents, hammock and some foods, but we got most of our things, shoved our two kids in the car and left.

  2. The Canadian:

    I was exhausted, i'm looking forward to staying out of the water for a bit. I've got a beer in my hand, I'm going to enjoy this, then I'm going to fly home and sit in a hammock for a few days.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    While sleeping in a hammock, with the touch of a warm wind we remember why we are in love with the life!

  4. Cameron Miller:

    People have taken the cup to the beach, they've staged photos where it's in a hammock. Maybe they'll put a baby in it or their cat in it.

  5. Justin Flexen:

    It’s like naptime for adults so it gives you some time to just let everything go, fall into the hammock, and let gravity take over and just rest.

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