hammock definition

  • noun:
    • A hanging, easily swung length of canvas or hefty netting suspended between two trees or any other aids and utilized as a seat or sleep.
    • Variant of hummock.
    • A swinging sofa or bed, often manufactured from netting or fabric about six legs broad, suspended by clews or cords at ends.
    • A piece of land thickly wooded, and usually covered with shrubs and vines.
    • A swinging sofa or sleep, frequently made of netting or fabric about six legs lengthy and three legs broad, suspended by clews or cords on stops.
    • some land thickly wooded, and often covered with bushes and vines. Used additionally adjectively.
    • a type of dangling bed.
    • In entomology, the hammock-like sack or case carried by the larvæ of certain tineid moths, as Œcophora harrisiella, therefore called case-bearers.
    • See hummock.
    • a little natural mountain
    • a hanging sleep of canvas or line netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings effortlessly

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