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
Stepping out of the hammock is a clearly satisfied Indian maiden.
I also agree with the above comments – the hammock is not only a different and creative take on the concept but it is a great, functional design.
The giant hammock is amazing but would never be allowed in the US.
Working in a hammock is every bit as good as it sounds (at least for the first hour or two).
The back yard hammock is so more enjoyable when the next-door neighbour isn't blasting guitar-rock.
Rated best maintenance free hammock and with a weight capacity of 450 lbs, this hammock is perfect by the pool or for a waterfront property.
Tailor made for two, this Quick Dry single layer hammock is crafted of DuraCord fabric.
Immediately upon hearing this I called the hammock-bearers together, and going down to the beach, I went a considerable way along it toward
I have sometimes been with the swinging hammock the native mother prepares for her sick infant – apparently so much easier than aught we have in our more civilized homes; easier for the child, because it gets the motion without the least jar; and easier for the nurse, because the hammock is strung so high as to supersede the necessity of stooping.
At the Duke of Devonshire's, at Chiswick, a hammock is hung between two trees for the purpose of a swing.