Definition of haymaker in English:



  • 1A person who is involved in making hay, especially one who tosses and spreads it to dry after mowing.

    • ‘There was little visible sign even of agricultural activity, apart from glimpses of haymakers scything by hand.’
    • ‘Lenin fled, hiding in a haymaker's hut before crossing the border into Finland.’
    • ‘Its been a week of catchy weather and many haymakers will be blessing the invention of plastic bags.’
    • ‘Nowhere have so many muscular and healthy bodies been put on display, so many entwined haymakers and tractor drivers, workers and peasants, strong men and women.’
    • ‘The drinks, in the form of ale, were taken by five haymakers who last summer spent 13 days mowing five acres of grassland in the park.’
    • ‘Another time, one summer morn, he sees the haymakers at work.’
    • ‘He stops delivering mail to help some haymakers and is then off to the pub.’
    • ‘In the distance to the left can be seen haystacks and, possibly, haymakers.’
    • ‘The Mayor Of Casterbridge is the tale of Henchard's rise from travelling haymaker to the richest corn merchant in the town of Casterbridge.’
    1. 1.1 An apparatus for shaking and drying hay.
      • ‘The haymakers are on the Oakworth bank of the River Worth.’
  • 2informal A forceful blow:

    ‘he caught him on the side of the head with a stinging haymaker’
    • ‘When she fights back, he delivers a ham-fisted haymaker across her jaw accompanied by a sound effect that made me wince.’
    • ‘He was caught by a haymaker as he leaned back on the ropes.’
    • ‘He threw a monster left jab, which I deflected, then I countered with my hardest haymaker to his face.’
    • ‘In the West, the jab and the haymaker are the most common striking assaults in self-defense situations.’
    • ‘Believe me, I landed some haymakers in those eight debates that we had.’
    • ‘The large reverberation that can be heard when a haymaker lands can make you recoil in pain.’
    • ‘At every opportunity he strides straight forward and throws huge, windmill haymakers with his right hand that seldom connect.’
    • ‘Rob brought his arm back, and delivered a powerful haymaker to the guy's gut, knocking him down.’
    • ‘The Duke regained his senses just in time to see another haymaker about to be launched in his direction.’
    • ‘‘Once I'm in the ring, I'm going to throw some haymakers,’ he said.’
    • ‘He can lay a haymaker on a punk that will send him sailing through the air for almost half of a city block.’
    • ‘With a growl, Guts Man drew back a fist and struck Mega Man with a powerful haymaker punch.’
    • ‘Georgie gets a haymaker to the jaw for his insight.’
    • ‘Whether it's a jab or a haymaker, we have to throw the first blow.’
    • ‘Paul dived in with a haymaker of a punch, missed, and ended up on the floor.’
    • ‘Pulling his fist back in a massive haymaker, he shot his arm forward with the force of a battering ram.’
    • ‘His opponent spent the entire round throwing haymakers after haymakers only to hit nothing but wind.’
    • ‘He swung his full weight behind a wild haymaker and caught the Welshman flush on his exposed chin.’
    • ‘The young superhero threw an amazing combination of punches, kicks, and haymakers.’
    • ‘After a few haymakers, the antagonists waddled off arm in arm to get a little drunker.’