rick
I. noun Etymology: Middle English reek, from Old English hrēac; akin to Old Norse hraukr rick Date: before 12th century 1. a stack (as of hay) in the open air 2. a pile of material (as cordwood) split from short logs II. transitive verb Date: 1623 to pile (as hay) in ricks III. transitive verb Etymology: perhaps from Middle English wrikken to move unsteadily Date: 1798 chiefly British wrench, sprain

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
, , (of corn or hay)


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