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six-pack

[siks-pak] /ˈsɪksˌpæk/
noun
1.
six bottles or cans of a beverage, as beer or a soft drink, packaged and sold especially as a unit.
2.
any package of six identical or closely related items, as seedling plants or small batteries, sold as a unit.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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Examples for six-pack
  • They drop the bananas in one plastic bag as they reach for another to hold the six-pack of soda.
  • The six-pack in the back seat had come from the cooler on my father's sailboat.
  • Think of me as the little plastic thingy that holds the six-pack together.
  • Tote your suds in style with this leather six-pack holder.
  • In two semesters you will have six-pack academic abs.
  • Of course, your willingness to compare voting to buying a six-pack says enough about how serious you take these issues.
  • In high school, you could have chosen a friend with a six-pack of abs.
  • She could also rest her head on his warm pectoral, her hand on the third can to the right in his six-pack.
  • Make your own bulb carrier from a reused six-pack beverage carrier.
  • Cut apart the plastic six-pack holders before placing them in a garbage can.
British Dictionary definitions for six-pack

six-pack

noun
1.
(informal) a package containing six units, esp six cans of beer
2.
a set of highly developed abdominal muscles in a man
3.
(modifier) (Austral) arranged in standard sets of six six-pack apartment blocks
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Contemporary definitions for six-pack
noun

a set of six cans or bottles of a beverage that is packaged and sold together; the contents of a six-pack

noun

well-developed abdominal muscles

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Slang definitions & phrases for six-pack

six-pack

noun
  1. Three performances a day for two days: Fridays and Saturdays he has three [shows], the two days' stint known as a six-pack (1970s+ Circus)
  2. A set of six photographs from which a witness is asked to identify a suspect (1990s+ Police)
  3. Any set of six (1970s+)
verb

: elevates in a spray of sand, and ''sixpacks'' her opponents, spiking the ball so savagely that it knocks the defender down (1990s+ Beach volleyball)

Related Terms

joe six-pack

[fr a set of cans or bottles of beverage, most notably of beer, sold as a unit; the term is found by 1952]


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