Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The hay stored in a hayloft.
  • noun Archaic A haystack.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mow or mass of hay stored in a barn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A mow or mass of hay laid up in a barn for preservation.
  • noun The place in a barn where hay is deposited.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A pile of hay stored in a barn.
  • noun The place in a barn where hay is deposited.

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

  • noun a loft in a barn where hay is stored
  • noun a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation

Etymologies

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hay +‎ mow

Examples

  • The haymow was a big place in the barn where the dried grass (which is what hay is, you know) was stored away.

    The Story of a Stuffed Elephant

  • The haymow was a robbers 'cave wherein great wealth of booty was stored; the garden, a desert island on which lived the poor castaway.

    Their Yesterdays

  • The Son of Anak, otherwise Rufus the Blue-Eyed, and also plebeianly known as Tots, rioted with him from brier-rose path to farthest orchard, scalped him in the haymow with barbaric yells, and once, with pharisaic zeal, was near to crucifying him under the attic roof beams.

    Local Color

  • They had a small barn with three stalls and a haymow, a chicken house, a hog shed, a smokehouse, a tack shed for harness and saddles, two outhouses.

    Come Again No More

  • I climbed the ladder in the barn right up to the haymow.

    Come Again No More

  • She saw nothing at first, but she heard a noise from up in the haymow and climbed the ladder cautiously, afraid that a rat would jump out of the dark.

    Come Again No More

  • I climbed the ladder in the barn right up to the haymow.

    Come Again No More

  • They had a small barn with three stalls and a haymow, a chicken house, a hog shed, a smokehouse, a tack shed for harness and saddles, two outhouses.

    Come Again No More

  • They had a small barn with three stalls and a haymow, a chicken house, a hog shed, a smokehouse, a tack shed for harness and saddles, two outhouses.

    Come Again No More

  • She saw nothing at first, but she heard a noise from up in the haymow and climbed the ladder cautiously, afraid that a rat would jump out of the dark.

    Come Again No More

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  • "The garage was hot as a haymow, and the Clarks' Volvo wagon was even hotter inside. Stark bent beneath the dashboard, exposed the back of his neck to her as she sat in the passenger seat. Her fingers twitched."

    - 'The Dark Half', Stephen King.

    December 31, 2007