sack race


Definition of sack race

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

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Throw a summer party with old-fashioned games, including three-legged races, horseshoes and sack races. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Summer in Arizona: Locals share 100 fun ways to survive the 100-degree heat in Phoenix," 1 July 2019 Remember players from both teams participating in sack races, hog calling, egg throwing and cow milking? Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "‘Friends’ is turning 25, and the Giants are recreating the magic," 27 June 2019 Old Fashioned Fourth July 4, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S Flamingo Road, Davie Flamingo Gardens will host family-friendly activities throughout the day including a watermelon eating contest, hula hoop contest and sack race. Emily Bloch,, "Fourth of July starts early in Davie," 26 June 2018 The fun and games include sack races and egg tosses. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Best Fourth of July fireworks, events around Arizona," 20 June 2018 Next to the silos: a large green field (with artificial turf) where kids and parents can toss a football, play cornhole, or have a potato sack race. Simon Dumenco, Country Living, "17 Things to Know About Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Market at the Silos," 12 June 2018 Cisneros bounced through the sack race, winning iHeartMedia fourth place in its division for the event. Alia Malik, San Antonio Express-News, "Corporate Cup raises money for youth fitness programs," 2 June 2018 There’s also potato sack races, tug-o-war and roaming performers in the Kids Zone. Annie Alleman, Lake County News-Sun, "Get your fix at upcoming Long Grove Chocolate Fest," 3 May 2018 Guests also can enjoy carnival games like tic-tac-toe, ring toss, can smash, sack races and a hula hoop station. Houston Chronicle, "Enjoy Elyson’s Great Get-Together picnic on Saturday, April 14," 8 Apr. 2018

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1859, in the meaning defined above

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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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