from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coarse, stout woven cloth, such as burlap or gunny, used for making sacks; sackcloth.
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- n. Cheap rough cloth such as would be used to make bags (sacks).
- n. Firing or termination of an employee.
- v. Present participle of sack.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Stout, coarse cloth of which sacks, bags, etc., are made.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coarse fabric of hemp or flax, of which sacks, bags, etc., are made: also used for other purposes where strength and durability are required. Compare sacking-bottomed.
- n. The act of plundering or pillaging, after storming and taking, as a house or a city.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
- n. coarse fabric used for bags or sacks
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