sack race

noun
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of sack race

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

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First Known Use of sack race

1859

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sack race

Definition of sack race for English Language Learners

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


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