Definition of hopsack in English:


Line breaks: hop|sack
Pronunciation: /ˈhɒpsak


[mass noun]
  • 1A coarse clothing fabric of a loose plain weave: [as modifier]: casual hopsack trousers
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    • All the hopsacks I have seen feel too heavy for summer.
    • Most papers are available in up to five colourways each and all are matched by co-ordinating hopsacks in plain colours.
    • The woven fabrics used for sportswear tend to relatively simple, often plain weave, but ribs, cords, hopsacks, twills and satins may be useful for certain purposes.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A coarse hemp sack used for hops.
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    • The closing campaign celebration was a ‘Senior Leader Triathlon’ where pairs of senior executives competed in a race involving hopsacks, tricycles and a three-legged race to the finish.
    • Don't let me catch you with your head in the hopsacks!

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