[ woo l-sak ]
/ ˈwʊlˌsæk /


a sack or bag of wool.
  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.

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

/ (ˈwʊlˌsæk) /


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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