1. bagging made chiefly of hemp and jute.
  2. 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

First recorded in 1880–85; hop2 + sacking
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  1. a roughly woven fabric of wool, cotton, etc, used for clothing
  2. Also called: hopsacking a coarse fabric used for bags, etc, made generally of hemp or jute
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