Definition of Woolsack in English:
1(In the UK) the Lord Chancellor’s wool-stuffed seat in the House of Lords. It is said to have been adopted in Edward III’s reign as a reminder to the Lords of the importance to England of the wool trade.
- Her husband - an Earl - became nearly as notorious when he leapt on the Woolsack in the House of Lords and exclaimed ‘Treason!’
- By Friday, the hyper-crony was seated on the Woolsack, smirking like a small boy who had been allowed to drive his father's car.
- In 1621 the Standing Orders of the House of Lords stated: ‘That the Lord Chancellor sitteth upon the Woolsack as Speaker of the House.’
Definition of Woolsack in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan