There are 2 main definitions of rick in English:

rick1

Syllabification: rick

noun

1A stack of hay, corn, straw, or similar material, especially one built into a regular shape and thatched.
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  • Our first night on the march, the General and his staff all climbed into a straw rick and passed a restful, if short, night.
  • The thresher was due in one hour, and a base, known as a ‘butt’ had to be made for the rick of straw.
  • A few hens, questing for food under a rick, stole away under a gate at her approach.
1.1North American A pile of firewood somewhat smaller than a cord.
1.2North American A set of shelving for storing barrels.
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  • Alison heard the sound of ricks shifting and the floor beneath them was beginning to shake.

verb

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Form into rick or ricks; stack: the nine cords of good spruce wood ricked up in the back yard

Origin

Old English hrēac, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch rook.

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There are 2 main definitions of rick in English:

rick2

Syllabification: rick

noun

A slight sprain or strain, especially in a person’s neck or back.

verb

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Strain (one’s neck or back) slightly.
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  • They have met seven times in all and, so far, Federer has only managed to win once - and that was when Henman had ricked his neck and had to pull out after a set.
  • This is a useful skill for rapidly reading rows upon rows of pay and display tickets in car parks without ricking my neck or having to do handstands.
  • As for the rides, well… I got soaked on the thrilling log flumes, ricked my neck on the Gauntlet - a wild loop-the-loop rollercoaster - and felt nauseous on the Galleon.

Origin

late 18th century (as a verb): of dialect origin.

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