Pronunciation: (rik),[key] —n. 1. Also,hayrick.Chiefly Midland U.S.a large, usually rectangular stack or pile of hay, straw, corn, or the like, in a field, esp. when thatched or covered by a tarpaulin; an outdoor or makeshift mow.
2. a stack of cordwood or logs cut to even lengths.
3. a frame of horizontal bars and vertical supports, as used to hold barrels in a distillery, boxes in a warehouse, etc.
—v.t. 1. to form grain into a stack or pile.
2. to stack (cordwood) in ricks.