• IPA: /ˈhæmək/

hammock (plural hammocks)

  1. A swinging couch or bed, usually made of netting or canvas about six feet wide, suspended by clews or cords at the ends.
    • 1638 Herbert, Sir Thomas Some years travels into divers parts of Asia and Afrique
      ...the poore ſaylers, who...commonly get forthwith into their beds (or hamackoes) reſting their tyred bodies...
  2. (US, archaic, outside, dialects) A piece of land thickly wooded, and usually covered with bushes and vines.
  • French: hamac
  • German: Hängematte
  • Italian: amaca
  • Portuguese: rede, rede de dormir, rede de descanso, maca (nautical)
  • Russian: гама́к
  • Spanish: hamaca, hamaca paraguaya (Argentina)
  • French: hammock

hammock (hammocks, present participle hammocking; past and past participle hammocked)

  1. (intransitive) To lie in a hammock.
  2. (transitive, of a cloth) To hang in a way that resembles a hammock.
    • 2013, Mary Jo Putney, ‎Patricia Rice, ‎Susan King (novelist), Christmas Roses: Love Blooms in Winter ↗
      "She hammocked their plaids between the table and the bed, then edged her way past Kenneth as she approached the central hearth."
  3. (transitive) To make something be wrapped tight, like in a hammock.
    • 1960, John D. MacDonald, The Only Girl in the Game ↗
      "She hammocked her breasts into her bra, snapped it, hitched at it, and gave herself a profile glance in the mirror."

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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