packthread

noun

pack·​thread ˈpak-ˌthred How to pronounce packthread (audio)
: strong thread or small twine used for sewing or tying packs or parcels

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of packthread was in the 14th century

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“Packthread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/packthread. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

packthread

noun
pack·​thread -ˌthred How to pronounce packthread (audio)
: strong thread or twine used especially for sewing or tying packs or parcels
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