sack race
noun Date: 1859 a jumping race in which each contestant's legs are enclosed in a sack

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sack race — n a race in which the competitors, usually children, have to jump forwards with both legs inside a ↑sack …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sack race — sack′ race n. gam a race in which each contestant has the legs enclosed in a sack and moves forward by jumping • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • sack race — n. a race in which contestants have their legs in a sack and move by jumping …   English World dictionary

  • sack race — sack ,race noun count a race, especially for children, in which you put your legs inside a large cloth bag and move by jumping …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sack race — noun a novelty race in which competitors jump ahead with their feet confined in a sack • Hypernyms: ↑race * * * noun : a race run by persons each with his legs in a sack * * * sack racer. sack racing. a race in which each contestant jumps ahead… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sack race — The sack race is a competitive game in which participants place both of their legs inside a sack or pillow case and hop from a starting point toward a finish line. The first person to reach the finish line is the winner of the race.Sack racing is …   Wikipedia

  • sack race — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sack race : singular sack race plural sack races a race, especially for children, in which you put your legs inside a large cloth bag and move by jumping …   English dictionary

  • sack race — sack racer. sack racing. a race in which each contestant jumps ahead while his or her legs are confined in a sack. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • sack race — noun (C) a race in which the competitors, usually children, have to jump forwards with both legs inside a sack 1 (1a) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sack-race — /ˈsæk reɪs/ (say sak rays) noun a race in which each competitor jumps forward with their legs confined in a sack …   Australian English dictionary

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