hammock

A hammock is a rope or canvas bed that hangs from a stand, two trees, or another support. You might enjoy reading a book while lying in a hammock under a shady tree.

Most people use hammocks to nap or relax, rather than sleeping in them all night, and many kids enjoy swinging back and forth in a hammock. In some cultures and special situations, hammocks have been used for regular sleeping — for example, hammocks were once commonly found on ships, providing sailors with easily portable beds. Hammock comes from the Spanish hamaca, a variation on the Taino hamaka, "fish nets."

Primary Meanings of hammock

1.
n
a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily
2.
n
a small natural hill
Full Definitions of hammock
1

n a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily

Synonyms:
sack
Type of:
bed
a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep
2

n a small natural hill

Synonyms:
hillock, hummock, knoll, mound
Types:
anthill, formicary
a mound of earth made by ants as they dig their nest
kopje, koppie
a small hill rising up from the African veld
molehill
a mound of earth made by moles while burrowing
Type of:
hill
a local and well-defined elevation of the land

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