Definition of hammock noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhæmək//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæmək//
Furniture, Camping
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a type of bed made from a net or from a piece of strong material, with ropes at each end that are used to hang it between two trees, posts, etc. See related entries: Furniture, Camping Word Originmid 16th cent. (in the Spanish form hamaca): via Spanish from Taino hamaka; the ending was altered in the 16th cent. by association with -ock.
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