woolsack

noun
wool·​sack | \ ˈwu̇l-ˌsak How to pronounce woolsack (audio) \

Definition of woolsack

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

First Known Use of woolsack

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Woolsack.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woolsack. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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