noun Date: 1707 material for sacks; especially a coarse fabric (as burlap)

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  • Sacking — Sack ing, n. [AS. s[ae]ccing, from s[ae]cc sack, bag.] Stout, coarse cloth of which sacks, bags, etc., are made. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sacking — A general term to include fabrics of jute, hemp and tow yarns, made for the manufacture of sacks for sugar, coal, etc. Very coarse yarns are used and there are few ends and picks per inch (from 6 to 12) …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • sacking — ► NOUN 1) an act of dismissing someone from employment. 2) coarse material for making sacks; sackcloth …   English terms dictionary

  • sacking — [sak′iŋ] n. a cheap, coarse cloth woven of flax, hemp, jute, etc., used esp. for making sacks …   English World dictionary

  • sacking — [[t]sæ̱kɪŋ[/t]] sackings 1) N UNCOUNT Sacking is rough woven material that is used to make sacks. Syn: hessian 2) N COUNT A sacking is when an employer tells a worker to leave their job. ...the sacking of twenty three thousand miners. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • sacking — noun a) Cheap rough cloth such as would be used to make bags (sacks). The farmer grabbed a handful of sacking and rubbed down the cow. b) Firing or termination of an employee. He followed his sacking with a good drunk …   Wiktionary

  • sacking — sack sack 2 verb [transitive] informal HUMAN RESOURCES to dismiss someone from their job; = fire: • A dozen workers were sacked for refusing to work overtime. sacking …   Financial and business terms

  • sacking — UK [ˈsækɪŋ] / US noun Word forms sacking : singular sacking plural sackings 1) [countable] British informal an act of forcing someone to leave their job 2) [uncountable] sackcloth …   English dictionary

  • Sacking — Sack Sack, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sacked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sacking}.] [See {Sack} pillage.] To plunder or pillage, as a town or city; to devastate; to ravage. [1913 Webster] The Romans lay under the apprehensions of seeing their city sacked by a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sacking — noun 1》 an act of sacking someone or something. 2》 coarse material for making sacks; sackcloth …   English new terms dictionary

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