—sacklike, adj./sak/, n.1. a large bag of strong, coarsely woven material, as for grain, potatoes, or coal.2. the amount a sack holds.3. a bag: a sack of candy.4. Slang. dismissal or discharge, as from a job: to get the sack.5. Slang. bed: I bet he's still in the sack.6. Also, sacque.a. a loose-fitting dress, as a gown with a Watteau back, esp. one fashionable in the late 17th century and much of the 18th century.b. a loose-fitting coat, jacket, or cape.7. Baseball. a base.8. South Midland U.S. the udder of a cow.9. hit the sack, Slang. to go to bed; go to sleep: He never hits the sack before midnight.v.t.11. to put into a sack or sacks.12. Football. to tackle (the quarterback) behind the line of scrimmage before the quarterback is able to throw a pass.13. Slang. to dismiss or discharge, as from a job.14. sack out, Slang. to go to bed; fall asleep.[bef. 1000; 1940-45 for def. 5; ME sak (n.), sakken (v.), OE sacc (n.) < L saccus bag, sackcloth < Gk sákkos < Sem; cf. Heb saq]Regional Variation. See bag.sack2/sak/, v.t.1. to pillage or loot after capture; plunder: to sack a city.n.2. the plundering of a captured place; pillage: the sack of Troy.[1540-50; < MF phrase mettre à sac to put to pillage; sac, in this sense < It sacco looting, loot, shortened form of saccomano < MHG sakman pillager (conformed to sacco SACK1)]sack3/sak/, n.a strong light-colored wine formerly imported from Spain and the Canary Islands.
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