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haymaker

Syllabification: hay·mak·er
Pronunciation: /ˈhāˌmākər
 
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Definition of haymaker in English:

noun

1A person who is involved in making hay, especially one who tosses and spreads it to dry after mowing.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • There was little visible sign even of agricultural activity, apart from glimpses of haymakers scything by hand.
  • 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.
1.1An apparatus for shaking and drying hay.
Example sentences
  • The haymakers are on the Oakworth bank of the River Worth.
2 informal A forceful blow: he caught him on the side of the head with a stinging haymaker
More example sentences
  • He threw a monster left jab, which I deflected, then I countered with my hardest haymaker to his face.
  • Whether it's a jab or a haymaker, we have to throw the first blow.
  • His opponent spent the entire round throwing haymakers after haymakers only to hit nothing but wind.

Derivatives

haymaking

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Lewis's cracked ribs had hurt him all summer and made weary work of the haymaking.
  • Preferences for haymakings and grazing are given to those organisations, enterprises and individuals who take an active part in the restoration of the numbers of wild animals and their habitat.

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