Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See hayloft.
  • n. The hay stored in a hayloft.
  • n. Archaic A haystack.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pile of hay stored in a barn.
  • n. The place in a barn where hay is deposited.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mow or mass of hay laid up in a barn for preservation.
  • n. The place in a barn where hay is deposited.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mow or mass of hay stored in a barn.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a loft in a barn where hay is stored
  • n. a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation

Etymologies

hay +‎ mow (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The haymow was a big place in the barn where the dried grass (which is what hay is, you know) was stored away.

    The Story of a Stuffed Elephant

  • The haymow was a robbers 'cave wherein great wealth of booty was stored; the garden, a desert island on which lived the poor castaway.

    Their Yesterdays

  • The Son of Anak, otherwise Rufus the Blue-Eyed, and also plebeianly known as Tots, rioted with him from brier-rose path to farthest orchard, scalped him in the haymow with barbaric yells, and once, with pharisaic zeal, was near to crucifying him under the attic roof beams.

    Local Color

  • She saw nothing at first, but she heard a noise from up in the haymow and climbed the ladder cautiously, afraid that a rat would jump out of the dark.

    Come Again No More

  • I climbed the ladder in the barn right up to the haymow.

    Come Again No More

  • They had a small barn with three stalls and a haymow, a chicken house, a hog shed, a smokehouse, a tack shed for harness and saddles, two outhouses.

    Come Again No More

  • Yet, this one strikes me--makes me think about simple things, times past, and the fun my cousins and I had playing in the haymow when we were kids.

    Roadside

  • The girls flanking him weren't as sloe-eyed-sexy as their big sister - you looked at Adriana and thought about hot afternoons in a haymow, you looked at these two and wondered if they were getting their schoolwork done - but they were pretty in a not-quite-there-yet way, and their excitement shone out in the picture.

    Duma Key

  • Leah and her sisters, and Gideon and his sisters, Adah and Dorcas, had grown up swinging on the long rope in the Peachey haymow together, and ice-skating, too, out on Blackbird Pond.

    Covenant

  • Then he touched her elbow gently, guiding her to a more private spot under the haymow where they could talk without being overheard.

    Covenant

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  • "The garage was hot as a haymow, and the Clarks' Volvo wagon was even hotter inside. Stark bent beneath the dashboard, exposed the back of his neck to her as she sat in the passenger seat. Her fingers twitched."
    - 'The Dark Half', Stephen King.

    December 31, 2007