Definition of Sack race

1. Noun. A novelty race in which competitors jump ahead with their feet confined in a sack.

Generic synonyms: Race



Definition of Sack race

1. Noun. (games racing) A race in which competitors stand in a sack or similar item and try to be the first to jump to the finish line. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sack Race

sachemdoms
sachemic
sachems
sachemship
sachemships
sachet
sacheted
sachets
saciety
sack-whey
sack-winged
sack coat
sack man
sack out
sack race (current term)
sack races
sack up
sackable
sackage
sackages
sackbut
sackbuts
sackcloth
sackcloth and ashes
sackclothed
sackcloths
sacked

Literary usage of Sack race

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1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1873)
"The sack race was a most amusing exhibition, as many as fifty runners being "coloured on the card " frequently, bringing no end of entrance money to the ..."

2. Our Young Folks by John Townsend Trowbridge, Lucy Larcom, Gail Hamilton (1872)
"We are to have a grand festival next month, and amongst the exercises is a sack-race. GRACE. A sack-race I What is that! ALFRED. It is an old English game; ..."

3. Life of David Bell Birney, Major-general United States Volunteers by Oliver Wilson Davis (1867)
"First a foot race, prizes, ten dollars, five dollars and three dollars; next, climbing the greased pole; then a sack- race; next, wheel of fortune; ..."

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