from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A powerful blow with the fist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person or machine which harvests or prepares tall grass for use as animal fodder.
  • n. A particularly powerful punch, especially one which knocks down an opponent, thrown like a scythe chop for cutting hay, as agricultural haymakers used to have strong arms.
  • n. Any decisive blow, shock, or forceful action.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who cuts and cures hay.
  • n. A machine for curing hay in rainy weather.
  • n. A forceful punch that results in someone being knocked down or knocked out.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who cuts and dries grass for use as fodder; specifically, in England, one who follows the mowers and tosses the grass over to dry it.
  • n. An apparatus for drying and curing hay.
  • n. plural A kind of country-dance. Also called haymakers' jig.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a hard punch that renders the opponent unable to continue boxing
  • n. a farm machine that treats hay to cause more rapid and even drying


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  • *ducks*

    October 10, 2008

  • A type of punch, a wild swing with all the person's might to knock out the opponent.

    November 1, 2007