sack race


a race in which each contestant jumps ahead while his or her legs are confined in a sack.

Origin of sack race

First recorded in 1880–85

Related forms

sack racer, nounsack racing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sack race

sack race


a race in which the competitors' legs and often bodies are enclosed in sacks

Derived Forms

sack racing, noun
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