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



    BrE BrE//ˈhæsək//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæsək//
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  1. 1a thick firm cushion on which you rest your knees when saying prayers in a church See related entries: Religious items
  2. 2(North American English) (British English pouffe) a large thick cushion used as a seat or for resting your feet on
  3. Word OriginOld English hassuc (originally referring to a clump of grass in marshy land), of unknown origin.
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