Definition of haymaker in English:



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

    • ‘In the distance to the left can be seen haystacks and, possibly, haymakers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Another time, one summer morn, he sees the haymakers at work.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He stops delivering mail to help some haymakers and is then off to the pub.’
    • ‘There was little visible sign even of agricultural activity, apart from glimpses of haymakers scything by hand.’
    • ‘The Mayor Of Casterbridge is the tale of Henchard's rise from travelling haymaker to the richest corn merchant in the town of Casterbridge.’
    • ‘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.’
    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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Rob brought his arm back, and delivered a powerful haymaker to the guy's gut, knocking him down.’
    • ‘His opponent spent the entire round throwing haymakers after haymakers only to hit nothing but wind.’
    • ‘Paul dived in with a haymaker of a punch, missed, and ended up on the floor.’
    • ‘At every opportunity he strides straight forward and throws huge, windmill haymakers with his right hand that seldom connect.’
    • ‘He swung his full weight behind a wild haymaker and caught the Welshman flush on his exposed chin.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the West, the jab and the haymaker are the most common striking assaults in self-defense situations.’
    • ‘When she fights back, he delivers a ham-fisted haymaker across her jaw accompanied by a sound effect that made me wince.’
    • ‘Pulling his fist back in a massive haymaker, he shot his arm forward with the force of a battering ram.’
    • ‘The young superhero threw an amazing combination of punches, kicks, and haymakers.’
    • ‘The large reverberation that can be heard when a haymaker lands can make you recoil in pain.’
    • ‘He was caught by a haymaker as he leaned back on the ropes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He threw a monster left jab, which I deflected, then I countered with my hardest haymaker to his face.’
    • ‘Believe me, I landed some haymakers in those eight debates that we had.’
    • ‘After a few haymakers, the antagonists waddled off arm in arm to get a little drunker.’