noun Date: 14th century 1. archaic woolpack 2 2. a cushion that is the official seat of the Lord Chancellor or his deputy in presiding over the House of Lords

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  • Woolsack — Wool sack , n. A sack or bag of wool; specifically, the seat of the lord chancellor of England in the House of Lords, being a large, square sack of wool resembling a divan in form. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Woolsack — ► NOUN ▪ (in the UK) the Lord Chancellor s wool stuffed seat in the House of Lords …   English terms dictionary

  • woolsack — [wool′sak΄] n. 1. a sack of wool 2. a cushion stuffed with wool, on which the British Lord Chancellor sits in the House of Lords …   English World dictionary

  • Woolsack — The Woolsack is the seat of the Lord Speaker in the House of Lords, the Upper House of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. From the Middle Ages until 2006, the presiding officer in the House of Lords was the Lord Chancellor and the Woolsack was …   Wikipedia

  • Woolsack — 51°29′55.7″N 0°07′29.5″O / 51.498806, 0.124861 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Woolsack — Der Woolsack im ehemaligen irischen House of Lords. Der Woolsack ist der Sitzplatz des Lordkanzlers (bzw. seit 2006 des Lord Speaker) im britischen House of Lords. Er ist ein großes, mit Wolle gestopftes Kissen. Er ist mit rotem Stoff überzogen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Woolsack — noun 1》 (in the UK) the Lord Chancellor s wool stuffed seat in the House of Lords. 2》 (the woolsack) the position of Lord Chancellor …   English new terms dictionary

  • woolsack — /ˈwʊlsæk/ (say woolsak) noun 1. (in Britain) the seat of the speaker (formerly the Lord Chancellor) in the House of Lords, originally made of a large, square, cloth covered bag of wool. 2. (formerly) the office of the Lord Chancellor. 3. a sack… …   Australian English dictionary

  • woolsack — /wool sak /, n. 1. a sack or bag of wool. 2. Brit. a. (in the House of Lords) one of a number of cloth covered seats or divans stuffed with wool, for the use of judges, esp. one for the Lord Chancellor. b. the Lord Chancellor s office. [1250… …   Universalium

  • Woolsack — The large red cushion, stuffed with wool, on which the lord *chan cellor sits as speaker of the House of Lords. It signified just how vital the wool trade was to the national economy. At first it was simply a sack filled with wool for the judges… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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