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rick1 (rɪk Pronunciation for rick1

Definitions

noun

  1. a large stack of hay, corn, peas, etc, built in the open in a regular-shaped pile, esp one with a thatched top

verb

  1. (transitive) to stack or pile into ricks

Word Origin

Old English hrēac; related to Old Norse hraukr

rick2 (rɪk Pronunciation for rick2

Definitions

noun

  1. a wrench or sprain, as of the back

verb

  1. (transitive) to wrench or sprain (a joint, a limb, the back, etc)

Word Origin

C18: see wrick

Example Sentences Including 'rick'

Dutch men and women shook their fists at the incoming Detachment: it was a British soldier, smoking on a rick , who had set off the blaze.
Hilton, John Buxton Displaced Person
`They bring fire,' said Thoden, `and they are burning as they come, rick , cot, and tree.
J.R.R. Tolkien THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2004)

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