A bed made of canvas or rope mesh suspended from two supports by cords at both ends.
More example sentences
- I love the rope hammocks but I think the mesh would be even nicer.
- Peering through windows offered a glimpse of how the real Mexicans live, and unearthed the interesting fact that here beds are a rarity, rope hammocks the norm.
- I try to take a break next door in one of Rusco garden furniture's comfy rope hammocks, but the saleslady sees I'm way too snug and turfs me out sharpish.
mid 16th century (in the Spanish form hamaca): via Spanish from Taino hamaka; the ending was altered in the 16th century by association with -ock.
Definition of hammock in:
- The US English dictionary