A thick cushion used as a footstool or for kneeling.
A dense clump of grass.
(now rare) A thick clump or tuft of grass; tussock.
A firmly stuffed cushion used as a footstool or seat.
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.