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woolpack

[woo l-pak]
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noun
  1. a coarse fabric, usually of jute, in which raw wool is packed for transport.
  2. the package in which raw wool is done up for transport.
  3. something resembling such a package, as a fleecy cloud.
  4. Meteorology. a cumulus cloud of fleecy appearance with a horizontal base.
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Origin of woolpack

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at wool, pack1
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Related Words for woolpack

gloom, vapor, darkness, fog, smoke, puff, smog, mist, veil, steam, pother, murk, obscurity, frost, overcast, smother, scud, haze, nebula, billow

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Historical Examples of woolpack

  • You may imagine that the meeting of the Club at the Woolpack that evening was unusually lively.

    Brother Jacob

    George Eliot

  • There was just a chance that it was the Woolpack Sand that she was on.

    Storm Warriors

    John Gilmore

  • They both have their feet on woolpacks, and on the son's woolpack is his merchant's mark.

    Medieval People

    Eileen Edna Power

  • Mrs. Tolhurst got it from Peter Crouch, who had it from the Woolpack yesterday.

    Joanna Godden

    Sheila Kaye-Smith

  • It began to be noticed at the Woolpack that Joanna was losing heart.

    Joanna Godden

    Sheila Kaye-Smith


British Dictionary definitions for woolpack

woolpack

noun
  1. the cloth or canvas wrapping used to pack a bale of wool
  2. a bale of wool
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