hassock
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈhasək/
Noun

hassock (plural hassocks)

  1. A dense clump of grass or vegetation; a tussock. [from 10th c.]
  2. A cushion used primarily in churches for kneeling on while praying. [from 16th c.]
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 357:
      At the next service he found a flower on his hassock and a highly suggestive Catholic bookmarker tucked into his hymn-book.
  3. A thick cushion used as a seat; an ottoman or pouffe.
Translations Translations
  • French: coussin d'agenouilloir
  • German: Kniekissen, Betkissen, Kniebankkissen, Kissen
  • Spanish: reclinatorio
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