loose sack

loose sack - A sack, pouch, or irregular mailpiece transported outside an air container at a specific transportation rate.

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • loose-pack sack — A No. 2 sack (for flats) or a No. 3 sack (for letters or flats) that contains untied, faced, and stacked mail for dispatch …   Glossary of postal terms

  • Sack — A loose garment with sleeves. Any loose fitting coat without a waist seam. In the 17th and 18th centuries a robe, commonly of satin or brocade, flowing loosely at the back in folds from the neckband or shoulder yoke …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • sack — A container generally used to transport flat size mail, parcels, and loose pack mail. It is made of sewn fabric (usually nylon, polyester, canvas, or plastic with an opening at one end) and is closed with a draw cord and fastener. In mail… …   Glossary of postal terms

  • sack dress — sack′ dress n. clo a loose, unbelted dress that hangs straight from the shoulder to the hemline • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • sack — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a a large strong bag, usu. made of hessian, paper, or plastic, for storing or conveying goods. b (usu. foll. by of) this with its contents (a sack of potatoes). c a quantity contained in a sack. 2 (prec. by the) colloq. dismissal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sack — sack1 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.… …   Universalium

  • sack — I [[t]sæk[/t]] 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[/ex] 4) sts Slang. dismissal, as from a job: to get the sack[/ex] 5) sts Slang. bed 6) clo… …   From formal English to slang

  • sack — I. /sæk / (say sak) noun 1. a large bag of stout woven material, as for grain, potatoes, coal, etc. 2. the amount which a sack will hold, a varying unit of measure. 3. a woman s loose fitting, unbelted dress. 4. Also, sacque. a loose fitting coat …   Australian English dictionary

  • sack — Ⅰ. sack1 (săk) n. 1. a) A bag, especially one made of strong material for holding grain or objects in bulk. b) The amount that a sack can hold: »sold two sacks of rice. 2. also sacque A short loose fitting garment for women and children …   Word Histories

  • sack — I. noun Etymology: Middle English sak bag, sackcloth, from Old English sacc, from Latin saccus bag & Late Latin saccus sackcloth, both from Greek sakkos bag, sackcloth, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew śaq bag, sackcloth Date: before 12th… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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