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 The free event also features food trucks, games for the kids (musical chairs, sack races) and live music. John Benson, cleveland, 3 Aug. 2023 Lakehouse Resort — This hotel on Lake San Marcos will be offering a free, all-day, old-fashioned Fourth of July festival with a patriotic dog costume contest, watermelon-eating contest, sack races, ring-toss, musical chairs and live music from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 4. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 June 2023 Let the sack race begin. Stephen Means, cleveland, 24 Aug. 2022 Other guests can enjoy face painting, an Easter egg hunt, crafts, a bunny hop sack races and photos with costumed characters. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Apr. 2023 Easter egg hunts, egg painting, food trucks, sensory activities, sack races and more. The Courier-Journal, 29 Mar. 2023 Host a sack race! Katie Bowlby, Country Living, 11 Nov. 2022 Sported for a sack race. Kathleen Rooney, The Atlantic, 21 Nov. 2021 Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 16 Sack Race Get the energy soaring with a good old-fashioned backyard sack race. Alesandra Dubin, Good Housekeeping, 17 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sack race was in 1786

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“Sack race.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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