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sacking

noun sack·ing \ ˈsa-kiŋ \

Definition of sacking

plural sackings
: an act of dismissal from employment or an office
  • Days before the sacking, the trio drew up a list of candidate-heirs.
  • —Andrew Meier
  • Is it any wonder that so many nanny jobs end in blowups and abrupt sackings?
  • —Caitlin Flanagan

First Known Use of sacking

1906


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sacking

noun

Definition of sacking

plural sackings
: an act or action of plundering or vanquishing
  • the sacking of Rome
  • One society leader compared the sight to the sacking of Versailles.
  • —Louisa Thomas

First Known Use of sacking

1553


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sacking

noun

Definition of sacking

: material for sacks; especially : a coarse fabric (such as burlap)

First Known Use of sacking

1707


SACKING Defined for Kids

sacking

noun sack·ing \ ˈsa-kiŋ \

Definition of sacking for Students

: a strong rough cloth (as burlap) from which sacks are made


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