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.
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- 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:
- The British & World English dictionary