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Webster 1913 Edition


Haystack

Hay′stackˊ

(hā′stăkˊ)
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Noun.
A stack or conical pile of hay in the open air.

Webster 1828 Edition


Haystack

HA'YSTACK

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Noun.
A stack or large conical pile of hay in the open air, laid up for preservation.

Definition 2022


haystack

haystack

English

A haystack

Noun

haystack (plural haystacks)

  1. A mound, pile, or stack of stored hay.
  2. (canoeing) A standing wave in a rapid.
  3. (programming, PHP) The text string within which another string is searched for.
    • 2010, Peter MacIntyre, PHP: The Good Parts (page 39)
      Both of these functions will look through the haystack for the specified needle and, if they find it, will return the portion of the string from the beginning of the needle to the end of the haystack.

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