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haymaker

A haymaker is either a farm worker who harvests grasses and dries them for animal feed, or a machine that does the same job mechanically.

After cutting, drying, and curing, a haymaker bales the hay, rolling it into bundles that can easily be moved and stored. The entire process is known as "making hay" or "haymaking." The most old-fashioned way to do this work is by hand, swinging a long, sharp scythe to cut the tall grass. This wide, swinging motion led to a figurative meaning of haymaker, a boxer's strong blow, also known as a "haymaker punch."

Definitions of haymaker
  1. noun
    a farm machine that treats hay to cause more rapid and even drying
    synonyms: hay conditioner
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    type of:
    farm machine
    a machine used in farming
  2. noun
    a hard punch that renders the opponent unable to continue boxing
    synonyms: KO punch, Sunday punch, knockout punch
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    type of:
    biff, clout, lick, poke, punch, slug
    (boxing) a blow with the fist
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