1A stack of hay, corn, straw, or similar material, especially one formerly built into a regular shape and thatched.
- 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.
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Words that rhyme with rickartic, brick, chick, click, crick, flick, hand-pick, hic, hick, kick, lick, mick, miskick, nick, pic, pick, quick, shtick, sic, sick, slick, snick, stick, thick, tic, tick, trick, Vic, wick
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Strain (one’s neck or back) slightly: I whirled so quickly that I nearly ricked my neck
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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.
Late 18th century (as a verb): of dialect origin.
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