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hammock, suspended bed, usually of netting, canvas, or leather. The hammock and its name were introduced to Europeans by Christopher Columbus, who learned of them from Native Americans. While the plaited hammock seems to be native to the Western Hemisphere, blankets have served the same purpose among primitive tribes in other parts of the world. The hammock was formerly used to conserve space on naval vessels. It has served as a means of conveyance in tropical areas.

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ham·mock / ˈhamək/ • n. a bed made of canvas or of rope mesh and suspended by cords at the ends, used as garden furniture or on board a ship.

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hammock XVI (hamaca, hammaker; hamack, -OCK XVII). — Sp. hamaca, of Carib orig.; the ending has been assim. to -OCK.

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