Definition of packthread in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpakθrɛd/


[mass noun]
Strong thread for sewing or tying up packs.
Example sentences
  • The horse sports ‘a woman's crupper of velour, which hath two letters for her name fairly set down in studs, and [is] here and there pieced with packthread.’
  • I thought I saw a lucid interval in George the other night - he broke in upon my studies just at tea-time, and brought with him Dr. A, an old gentleman who ties his breeches' knees with packthread, and boasts that he has been disappointed by ministers.
  • Boil different sorts of vegetables together, including half a peck of pens, and a cabbage blanched, cut in quarters, and tied with packthread.

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