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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sack′ race`(n.)

  1. a race in which each contestant has the legs enclosed in a sack and moves forward by jumping.

    Category: Games

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sack race(noun)

    a novelty race in which competitors jump ahead with their feet confined in a sack


  1. sack race(Noun)

    A race in which competitors stand in a sack or similar item and try to be the first to jump to the finish line.


  1. Sack race

    The sack race or gunny sack race is a competitive game in which participants place both of their legs inside a sack or pillow case that reaches their waist or neck and jump forward from a starting point toward a finish line. The first person to cross the finish line is the winner of the race. In some cases the winner of these races are rewarded with a prize of some sort. Sack racing is traditionally seen as an activity for children. But people of any age can play in this challenging game. In schools, the sack race often takes place on Sports Day, alongside numerous other events such as the egg and spoon race. It is also a frequent pastime at fairs, and birthday parties. Sack races are also commonly seen at picnics.


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