hopsack

noun
hop·​sack | \ ˈhäp-ˌsak How to pronounce hopsack (audio) \
variants: or less commonly hopsacking \ ˈhäp-​ˌsa-​kiŋ How to pronounce hopsack (audio) \

Definition of hopsack

: a rough-surfaced loosely woven clothing fabric

Examples of hopsack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The chair is in original condition and has the original hopsack material and color associated with the 1960s. Carolyn Patten | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, OregonLive.com, "Adrian Pearsall chair, Colonial Revival rocker, more: What are they worth?," 3 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of hopsack

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hopsack

Middle English hopsak sack for hops, from hoppe hop + sak sack

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“Hopsack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hopsack. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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