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[woo l-pak] /ˈwʊlˌpæk/
a coarse fabric, usually of jute, in which raw wool is packed for transport.
the package in which raw wool is done up for transport.
something resembling such a package, as a fleecy cloud.
Meteorology. a cumulus cloud of fleecy appearance with a horizontal base.
Origin of woolpack
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300; See origin at wool, pack1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • You may imagine that the meeting of the Club at the woolpack that evening was unusually lively.

    Brother Jacob George Eliot
  • There was just a chance that it was the woolpack Sand that she was on.

    Storm Warriors John Gilmore
  • They both have their feet on woolpacks, and on the son's woolpack is his merchant's mark.

    Medieval People Eileen Edna Power
  • Mrs. Tolhurst got it from Peter Crouch, who had it from the woolpack yesterday.

    Joanna Godden Sheila Kaye-Smith
  • It began to be noticed at the woolpack that Joanna was losing heart.

    Joanna Godden Sheila Kaye-Smith
  • "He ain't twenty-one till Michaelmas," said Vine at the woolpack.

    Joanna Godden Sheila Kaye-Smith
  • Her curiosity was soon satisfied, though she was at a disadvantage in having no male to bring her news from the woolpack.

    Joanna Godden Sheila Kaye-Smith
  • For several days those black cushions were the talk of the woolpack bar and every farm.

    Joanna Godden Sheila Kaye-Smith
  • The woolpack held that if Ellen had been guilty, Alce would not put himself in the wrong by going away.

    Joanna Godden Sheila Kaye-Smith
  • The woolpack and Fleece were, of course, the signs of inns frequented by the merchants who came to buy wool.

    Old Country Inns of England Henry P. Maskell
British Dictionary definitions for woolpack


the cloth or canvas wrapping used to pack a bale of wool
a bale of wool
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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