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woolsack

[ wool-sak ]
/ ˈwʊlˌsæk /
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noun
a sack or bag of wool.
British.
  1. (in the House of Lords) one of a number of cloth-covered seats or divans stuffed with wool, for the use of judges, especially one for the Lord Chancellor.
  2. the Lord Chancellor's office.
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Origin of woolsack

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at wool, sack1
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British Dictionary definitions for woolsack

woolsack
/ (ˈwʊlˌsæk) /

noun
a sack containing or intended to contain wool
(in Britain) the seat of the Lord Chancellor in the House of Lords, formerly made of a large square sack of wool
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