sack race


Definition of sack race

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

Examples of sack race in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Check out this page of outdoor game ideas, from lawn bowling and potato sack race bags to a kiddie archery set and the classic Hasbro Twister Game. oregonlive, "10 antidotes to antsy kids stuck at home: ‘Get the wiggles out’," 17 Apr. 2020 After the chores, guests can take part in frontier games that include sack races, tossing washers and marbles. Vincent T. Davis,, "Researcher roughs it to bring frontier life home to visitors," 8 Mar. 2020 Play keg bowling, run the sack race, and wear your flannel for a chance to win a prize. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Flannel Fest, Echoes of the Past Trade Show, and more to do around Wisconsin this week," 16 Feb. 2020 Beloved competitive camp activities like floaty races, tug-of-war and potato sack races -- with some activities hosted by artists on the lineup -- kept attendees on their toes by day. Morena Duwe, Billboard, "Breakdancing, Bingo & Bass: The 10 Best Moments of Dirtybird Campout West Coast 2019," 7 Oct. 2019 The ex-Hull coach is the favourite in the Premier League sack race after Everton's disappointing 1-0 defeat to Burnley on Saturday, but Silva is expected to remain in charge for his side's coming match against West Ham after the international break., "Ex-Everton Boss David Moyes Interested in Toffees Return as Pressure Mounts on Marco Silva," 9 Oct. 2019 Meanwhile, the camp activities schedule includes a spelling bee, kickball, dodgeball, a potato sack race, kayaking, tie dye and other activities that will stir up some nostalgia for those summers at sleepaway camp. Katie Bain, Billboard, "Claude VonStroke Shares His Dirtybird Campout West 2019 Playlist: Listen," 2 Oct. 2019 Competitions include a pie-eating contest, hula hoop contest, sack races and more., "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 11 Sep. 2019 Other popular, organized activities included gunny sack races, hula-hooping, bago, and ladder ball. Denys Bucksten,, "‘Unplugged’ play egged on in Vernon Hills," 16 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of sack race

1786, in the meaning defined above

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2 May 2020

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“Sack race.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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sack race


English Language Learners Definition of sack race

: a race in which people stand inside large sacks and move forward by jumping

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