Haymaker Hay"mak`er (h[=a]"m[=a]k`[~e]r), n. 1. One who cuts and cures hay. [1913 Webster]

2. A machine for curing hay in rainy weather. [1913 Webster]

3. A forceful punch that results in someone being knocked down or knocked out; as, he delivered a haymaker to his opponent's jaw. [slang] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Haymaker — may refer to: *A type of punch, a wild swing with all the person s might to knock out the opponent. It is most commonly used in street fights. * A type of farm machine that treats hay to cause more rapid and even drying. * Haymaker , an album by… …   Wikipedia

  • haymaker — mid 15c. as the name of an agricultural occupation (hay making is attested from c.1400); 1910 in the sense of very strong blow with the fist, from HAY (Cf. hay) + agent noun of MAKE (Cf. make); the punch probably so called for resemblance to the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • haymaker — [hā′māk΄ər] n. 1. a person who cuts hay and spreads it out to dry ☆ 2. Slang a powerful blow with the fist, intended to cause a knockout …   English World dictionary

  • haymaker — n. (colloq.) punch to throw a haymaker * * * [ heɪˌmeɪkə] (colloq.) [ punch ] to throw a haymaker …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Haymaker — Ein Haymaker (dt. Heumacher) ist eine Bezeichnung für einen Schwinger (Kampfsport), der mit der gesamten Schlagkraft eines Kämpfers ausgeführt wird und den Gegner K.O. schlagen soll. Verwendet wird der Begriff vor allem im Boxsport, aber auch im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Haymaker — Le haymaker est une technique de coups de poings interdite en boxe française depuis 1907 et dans tous les sports de combat en raison de sa dangerosité. Elle consiste en le fait d infliger un coup à son adversaire avec les deux poings unis (le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • haymaker — noun a) A person or machine which harvests or prepares tall grass for use as animal fodder. A long rank of haymakers men and women proceeded with their rakes, the white shirt sleeves, straw bonnets, and ruddy faces, radiant in the bath of… …   Wiktionary

  • haymaker — noun Date: 1902 a powerful blow …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • haymaker — /hay may keuhr/, n. 1. a person or machine that cuts hay and spreads it to dry. 2. Slang. a punch delivered with great force, esp. one that results in a knockout. [1400 50; 1910 15 for def. 2; late ME heymakere. See HAY, MAKER] * * * …   Universalium

  • haymaker — Synonyms and related words: Bauer, Long Melford, agriculturalist, agriculturist, agrologist, agronomist, backhand, backhander, backstroke, bolo punch, box, buffet, chop, clout, coffee planter, collective farm worker, crofter, cropper, cultivator …   Moby Thesaurus

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