Definition of haystack in US English:

haystack

noun

  • A packed pile of hay, typically with a pointed or ridged top.

    • ‘The farms were becoming fewer; their buildings stood out in sharp relief, as did the fences, trees and haystacks in the afternoon sun.’
    • ‘Even the speakers regard their own language as something only to be used for haystacks, peats, potatoes, or sheep.’
    • ‘There was a little house nearby and some haystacks that were there from harvest time.’
    • ‘Some confiscated materials were found in the houses and some weapons were even found in manure piles and haystacks.’
    • ‘The conservationists at the reserve put up nesting boxes in haystacks bordering the grazing meadows.’
    • ‘She told of riding a pony, sliding down the haystack and wading in the stream on the farm.’
    • ‘In the 1890s he made wintertime depictions of haystacks.’
    • ‘He uses 19th-century cameras to produce images of ordinary farm objects such as haystacks and homegrown vegetables.’
    • ‘Nests are located on cliffs, in haystacks, hollow trees, or in barns and old buildings.’
    • ‘The farmers had made the most beautiful haystacks, with bamboo supports.’
    • ‘The far field has some haystacks that need taking care of.’
    • ‘I was approaching the barn, going from haystack to haystack.’
    • ‘The sun comes straight out of the clouds onto the haystacks.’
    • ‘There's no need to fear the wind if your haystacks are tied down.’
    • ‘I'd watch bugs, examine leaves, and stuff the cat in the spaces in the haystack by the horse barn, to see where she'd come out.’
    • ‘Many publications have reproductions of Claude Monet's paintings of haystacks.’
    • ‘How many of us must have larked around on haystacks as children and disturbed neatly stacked bales in order to make snug little houses?’
    • ‘There are also wagon rides, haystacks for climbing, and a corn maze for the children.’
    • ‘Stacks of oats were scattered, haystacks turned over and roofs of houses and sheds were badly damaged.’
    • ‘Weather conditions are extreme at the moment and the Country Fire Authority is again warning farmers who are cutting hay to be careful their haystacks don't spontaneously combust.’
    rick, hayrick, stook, mow, haymow, barleymow
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Pronunciation

haystack

/ˈhāˌstak//ˈheɪˌstæk/