- bagging made chiefly of hemp and jute.
- Also hop·sack [hop-sak] /ˈhɒpˌsæk/. a coarse fabric made of cotton, wool, or other fibers and similar to burlap, used in the manufacture of wearing apparel.
Origin of hopsacking
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Weave B is known as the hopsack, and probably owes its name to being originally used for the making of bags for hops.
- a roughly woven fabric of wool, cotton, etc, used for clothing
- Also called: hopsacking a coarse fabric used for bags, etc, made generally of hemp or jute
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