Dictionary.com

packthread

[ pak-thred ]
/ ˈpækˌθrɛd /
Save This Word!

noun
a strong thread or twine for sewing or tying up packages.
QUIZ
CUDDLE UP! A COZY QUIZ ON FALL WORDS HAS ARRIVED
If autumn is your ideal season, spice up your repertoire of "fall" vocabulary with this quiz on some warm and vivid descriptive words for the season.
Question 1 of 10
Which of the following words means “to make a crackling sound; crackle”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of packthread

First recorded in 1300–50, packthread is from the Middle English word pakthrede.See pack1, thread

OTHER WORDS FROM packthread

packthreaded, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use packthread in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for packthread

packthread
/ (ˈpækˌθrɛd) /

noun
a strong twine for sewing or tying up packages
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK