woolsack

woolsack

[wool-sak]
noun
1.
a sack or bag of wool.
2.
British.
a.
(in the House of Lords) one of a number of cloth-covered seats or divans stuffed with wool, for the use of judges, especially one for the Lord Chancellor.
b.
the Lord Chancellor's office.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English; see wool, sack1

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woolsack (ˈwʊlˌsæk)
 
n
1.  a sack containing or intended to contain wool
2.  (in Britain) the seat of the Lord Chancellor in the House of Lords, formerly made of a large square sack of wool

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