Part of speech: noun

A couch of canvas or netting, swung by the ends.

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Usage examples "hammock":

  1. I ordered a bungalow all on one floor- that's what I ordered- with a boudoir and two bedrooms, and an extra one for my honored father- in- law, and still another for my thrice- honored uncle, Mr. Peter Grayson, when he shall come to stay o' nights; and porches front and back where my lady's hammock may be slung: and a fireplace big enough to roll logs into as thick around as your body and wide enough to warm every one all over; and a stable for my lady's mare, with a stall for my saddle- horse. - "Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero", F. Hopkinson Smith.
  2. How could he clear the table and hang the hammock at the same time. - "An Outcast of the Islands", Joseph Conrad.
  3. I am starting as soon as the hammock boys are ready. - "Long Odds", Harold Bindloss.