packthread

[ pak-thred ]
/ ˈpækˌθrɛd /

noun

a strong thread or twine for sewing or tying up packages.

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Origin of packthread

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

OTHER WORDS FROM packthread

pack·thread·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for packthread

packthread
/ (ˈpækˌθrɛd) /

noun

a strong twine for sewing or tying up packages
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