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hammock


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hammock  \Ham"mock\,  n.  [A  word  of  Indian  origin:  cf  Sp  hamaca 
  Columbus,  in  the  Narrative  of  his  first  voyage,  says:  ``A 
  great  many  Indians  in  canoes  came  to  the  ship  to-day  for  the 
  purpose  of  bartering  their  cotton,  and  hamacas  or  nets,  in 
  which  they  sleep.''] 
  1.  A  swinging  couch  or  bed,  usually  made  of  netting  or  canvas 
  about  six  feet  wide,  suspended  by  clews  or  cords  at  the 
  ends 
 
  2.  A  piece  of  land  thickly  wooded,  and  usually  covered  with 
  bushes  and  vines.  Used  also  adjectively;  as  hammock  land. 
  [Southern  U.  S.]  --Bartlett. 
 
  {Hammock  nettings}  (Naut.),  formerly,  nets  for  stowing 
  hammocks;  now  more  often  wooden  boxes  or  a  trough  on  the 
  rail,  used  for  that  purpose. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hammock 
  n  1:  a  small  natural  hill  [syn:  {knoll},  {mound},  {hillock},  {hummock}] 
  2:  a  hanging  bed  of  canvas  or  rope  netting  (usually  suspended 
  between  two  trees);  swing  easily  [syn:  {sack}] 




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