Definition of hell-rake in English:

hell-rake

noun

  • = hell-raker.

noun

Southern, English Regional, Midlands, Welsh English
  • A large rake with curved teeth, used typically for gathering loose hay.

Origin

Late 18th century. From hell + rake. Compare earlier hell-raking, rakehell<br>late 18th century. Probably from hell + rake, probably with punning allusion to to rake hell.

Pronunciation

hell-rake

/ˈhɛlreɪk/