Hassock meaning

hăsək
A thick cushion used as a seat; an ottoman or pouffe.
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A thick cushion used as a footstool or for kneeling.
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A dense clump of grass.
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(now rare) A thick clump or tuft of grass; tussock.
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A firmly stuffed cushion used as a footstool or seat.
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A dense clump of grass or vegetation; a tussock. [from 10th c.]
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A cushion used primarily in churches for kneeling on while praying. [from 16th c.]
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Origin of hassock

  • Middle English hassok clump of grass from Old English hassuc

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English hassuc, of uncertain origin.

    From Wiktionary