from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hanging, easily swung length of canvas or heavy netting suspended between two trees or other supports and used as a seat or bed.
- n. Variant of hummock.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A swinging couch or bed, usually made of netting or canvas about six feet wide, suspended by clews or cords at the ends.
- n. A piece of land thickly wooded, and usually covered with bushes and vines.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A swinging couch or bed, usually made of netting or canvas about six feet long and three feet wide, suspended by clews or cords at the ends.
- n. A piece of land thickly wooded, and usually covered with bushes and vines. Used also adjectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of hanging bed.
- n. In entomology, the hammock-like sack or case carried by the larvæ of certain tineid moths, as Œcophora harrisiella, hence called case-bearers.
- n. See hummock.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small natural hill
- n. a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily
Spanish hamaca, from Taino.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish hamaca, from Taino. 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.” (Wiktionary)