sack race


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

Examples of sack race in a Sentence

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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 24 Jul. 2024.

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