woolsack

noun

wool·​sack ˈwu̇l-ˌsak How to pronounce woolsack (audio)
1
archaic : woolpack sense 2
2
: a cushion that is the official seat of the Lord Chancellor or his deputy in presiding over the House of Lords

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of woolsack was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Woolsack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woolsack. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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