Definition of haymaker in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈhāˌmākər/


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.

Words that rhyme with haymaker


For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: hay·mak·er

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.