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sack race

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noun
  1. 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
Related formssack racer, nounsack racing, noun
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Historical Examples of 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

sack race

noun
  1. a race in which the competitors' legs and often bodies are enclosed in sacks
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Derived Formssack racing, noun
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