- The definition of a hammock is a canvas or rope bed that is hung between two trees or other supports.
A bed that is hung between two palm trees that you lounge in outside in your backyard or when you are on vacation is an example of a hammock.
A hammock on the beach.
hammock definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Spanish hamaca, of Arawakan origin, originally
Origin: variant, variety of hummock
hammock definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Spanish hamaca, from Taino.