1a large bag made of a strong material such as hessian, thick paper, or plastic, used for storing and carrying goods. the contents of a sack or the amount it can contain:a sack of flour 2 (also sack dress) a woman’s short loose unwaisted dress, typically narrowing at the hem, popular especially in the 1950s. historical a woman’s long loose dress or gown. a piece of dress material fastened to the shoulders of a woman’s gown in loose pleats and forming a long train, fashionable in the 18th century. 3
) informal dismissal from employment:he got the sack for swearing they were given the sack
, chiefly North American bed, especially as regarded as a place for sex: most of them weren’t up to what she expected in the sack
, informal a base.
6 American Football a tackle of a quarterback behind the line of scrimmage. 1 informal dismiss from employment:any official found to be involved would be sacked on the spot 2
) North American informal go to bed, or go to sleep.
3 American Football tackle (a quarterback) behind the line of scrimmage: Oregon intercepted five of his passes and sacked him five times
4 rare put into a sack or sacks: a small part of his wheat had been sacked