- a race in which each contestant jumps ahead while his or her legs are confined in a sack.
Origin of sack race
First recorded in 1880–85
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A few empty bags which we had used for horse-feed in emergencies suggested a sack-race.An American Four-In-Hand in Britain
- a race in which the competitors' legs and often bodies are enclosed in sacks
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