from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thick cushion used as a footstool or for kneeling.
- n. A dense clump of grass.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thick cushion used as a seat; an ottoman or pouffe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rank tuft of bog grass; a tussock.
- n. A small stuffed cushion or footstool, for kneeling on in church, or for home use.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Coarse grass which grows in rank tufts on boggy ground; especially, the large sedge, Carex paniculata, the dried tufts of which were used in churches for footstools.
- n. A besom; anything bushy; also, a large round turf used as a seat.
- n. A thick hard cushion used as a footstool or in place of a kneeling-bench.
- n. Kentish ragstone. Also written hassack.
- n. Same as haslock.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. thick cushion used as a seat
- n. a cushion for kneeling on (as when praying in church)
Cowboy Jack called a "hassock" -- a low seat -- and studying a paper he had found.
Edwin's slippered feet rested on a hassock, and in front of the hassock was a red-glowing gas-stove.
They then form a ring, and commence dancing round a hassock which is placed, end upwards, in the middle of the room.
They then form a ring, and commence dancing round a hassock which is placed, end upward, in the middle of the room.
Violently, he kicks a hassock which is above the table_ R. _to under the table_ C.,
Mrs. Rolls's small, plump feet in cheap Japanese slippers rested upon a "hassock" on whose covering reposed (in worsted) a black spaniel with blue high lights.
_Ottoman_: A kind of hassock or thick mat for kneeling upon; so-called from being used by the Ottomans or Turks.
_Ottoman_, a kind of hassock, or thick mat, for kneeling upon; so called, from being used by the Ottomans or Turks.
"Well, besides the words calling the hassock an all-purpose something, there are numbers.
"Of course you're quite right about our being left with an improbability at best, the open book and the hassock could be a matter of a minute of two.