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HAMMOCK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hammock mean? 

HAMMOCK (noun)
  The noun HAMMOCK has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: HAMMOCK used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HAMMOCK (noun)


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Meaning:

A small natural hill

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

hammock; hillock; hummock; knoll; mound

Hypernyms ("hammock" is a kind of...):

hill (a local and well-defined elevation of the land)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hammock"):

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)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

hammock; sack

Hypernyms ("hammock" is a kind of...):

bed (a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep)


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