cold pack
Pack Pack, n. [Akin to D. pak, G. pack, Dan. pakke, Sw. packa, Icel. pakki, Gael. & Ir. pac, Arm. pak. Cf. {Packet}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A bundle made up and prepared to be carried; especially, a bundle to be carried on the back; a load for an animal; a bale, as of goods. --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

2. [Cf. {Peck}, n.] A number or quantity equal to the contents of a pack; hence, a multitude; a burden. ``A pack of sorrows.'' ``A pack of blessings.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: ``In England, by a pack of meal is meant 280 lbs.; of wool, 240 lbs.'' --McElrath. [1913 Webster]

3. A group or quantity of connected or similar things; as, a pack of lies; specifically: (a) A full set of playing cards; a deck; also, the assortment used in a particular game; as, a euchre pack. (b) A number of wolves, hounds or dogs, hunting or kept together; as, a wolf pack. (c) A number of persons associated or leagued in a bad design or practice; a gang; as, a pack of thieves or knaves. (d) A shook of cask staves. (e) A bundle of sheet-iron plates for rolling simultaneously. [1913 Webster]

4. A large area of floating pieces of ice driven together more or less closely. --Kane. [1913 Webster]

5. An envelope, or wrapping, of sheets used in hydropathic practice, called {dry pack}, {wet pack}, {cold pack}, etc., according to the method of treatment. [1913 Webster]

6. [Prob. the same word; but cf. AS. p[=ae]can to deceive.] A loose, lewd, or worthless person. See {Baggage}. [Obs.] --Skelton. [1913 Webster]

7. (Med.) In hydropathic practice, a wrapping of blankets or sheets called {dry pack}, {wet pack}, {cold pack}, etc., according to the condition of the blankets or sheets used, put about a patient to give him treatment; also, the fact or condition of being so treated. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

8. (Rugby Football) The forwards who compose one half of the scrummage; also, the scrummage. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Pack animal}, an animal, as a horse, mule, etc., employed in carrying packs.

{Pack and prime road} or {Pack and prime way}, a pack road or bridle way.

{Pack cloth}, a coarse cloth, often duck, used in covering packs or bales.

{Pack horse}. See {Pack animal} (above).

{Pack ice}. See def. 4, above.

{Pack moth} (Zo["o]l.), a small moth ({Anacampsis sarcitella}) which, in the larval state, is very destructive to wool and woolen fabrics.

{Pack needle}, a needle for sewing with pack thread. --Piers Plowman.

{Pack saddle}, a saddle made for supporting the load on a pack animal. --Shak.

{Pack staff}, a staff for supporting a pack; a peddler's staff.

{Pack train} (Mil.), a troop of pack animals. [1913 Webster]


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  • cold pack — Pack Pack, n. [Akin to D. pak, G. pack, Dan. pakke, Sw. packa, Icel. pakki, Gael. & Ir. pac, Arm. pak. Cf. {Packet}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A bundle made up and prepared to be carried; especially, a bundle to be carried on the back; a load for an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cold pack — n. 1. cold, wet blankets or sheets wrapped around a patient s body as a means of treatment 2. a process of canning foodstuffs in which the raw products are placed in jars first and then subjected to heat 3. a quickly activated, disposable… …   English World dictionary

  • cold pack — n a sheet or blanket wrung out of cold water, wrapped around the patient s body, and covered with dry blankets compare HOT PACK * * * blankets, sheets, or towels that have been dipped in cold water, for wrapping a limb or the entire body …   Medical dictionary

  • cold pack — cold′ pack n. 1) a cold towel, ice bag, etc., applied to the body to reduce swelling, relieve pain, etc 2) coo a method of canning uncooked food by placing it in jars or cans and sterilizing in a bath of boiling water or steam • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • cold pack — noun : a sheet or blanket wrung out of cold water, wrapped around the patient s body, and covered with dry blankets * * * 1. a cold towel, ice bag, etc., applied to the body to reduce swelling, relieve pain, etc. 2. Also called cold pack method,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cold-pack — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to can or tin by the cold pack method cold pack peaches * * * /kohld pak /, v.t. 1. to place a cold pack on: to cold pack a feverish patient. 2. to can (food) by the cold pack method. [1920 25] * * * cold pack …   Useful english dictionary

  • cold-pack — /kohld pak /, v.t. 1. to place a cold pack on: to cold pack a feverish patient. 2. to can (food) by the cold pack method. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • cold pack — 1. a cold towel, ice bag, etc., applied to the body to reduce swelling, relieve pain, etc. 2. Also called cold pack method, raw pack method. a method of canning uncooked food by placing it in hot jars or cans and sterilizing in a bath of boiling… …   Universalium

  • cold pack — /ˈkoʊld pæk/ (say kohld pak) noun a cold towel, icebag, etc., applied to the body to reduce swelling, relieve pain, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • cold-pack method — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a method of canning fruits or vegetables that consists of (1) scalding or blanching, (2) packing immediately into hot containers and covering or sealing, (3) processing or sterilizing in a hot water bath or pressure cooker,… …   Useful english dictionary

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