a race in which each contestant jumps ahead while his or her legs are confined in a sack.
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Origin of sack race
First recorded in 1880–85
OTHER WORDS FROM sack racesack racer, nounsack racing, noun
Words nearby sack race
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Example sentences from the Web for sack race
A few empty bags which we had used for horse-feed in emergencies suggested a sack-race.An American Four-In-Hand in Britain|Andrew Carnegie
British Dictionary definitions for sack race
a race in which the competitors' legs and often bodies are enclosed in sacks
Derived forms of sack racesack racing, noun
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