Definition of haymaker in English:

haymaker

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Pronunciation: /ˈheɪmeɪkə
 
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noun

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

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