packthread

noun
pack·​thread | \ ˈpak-ˌthred How to pronounce packthread (audio) \

Definition of packthread

: strong thread or small twine used for sewing or tying packs or parcels

First Known Use of packthread

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Packthread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/packthread. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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