ETYM Old Eng. bundel, AS. byndel; akin to Dutch bondel, bundel, German bündel, dim. of bund bundle, from the root of Eng. bind. Related to Bind.
Several things tied together for carrying or storing; SYN. sheaf.
1. A piled-up stack (as of hay or fodder); also; a pile of hay or grain in a barn
2. The part of a barn where hay or straw is stored
1. A stack (as of hay) in the open air
2. A pile of material (as cordwood) split from short logs
Also known as stack or haystack; A large and carefully built heap of loose hay or straw. Traditionally, it was thatched on top to keep out the rain.
Until the late 1940s free-standing ricks were the universal method of storing hay or straw, and the method is still used on some small farms. Considerable skill is required to achieve a regular shape and to thatch the rick effectively. The introduction of baling machinery made the rick obsolete, and thatch has been largely replaced by plastic sheeting.
Isolated pillar of rock that has become separated from a headland by coastal erosion. It is usually formed by the collapse of an arch. Further erosion will reduce it to a stump, which is exposed only at low tide.
Old unit of measure for firewood equal to 108 cubic feet.
An orderly pile.