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 (hŏp′săk′ĭng) also hop·sack (-săk′)
A loosely woven, coarse fabric of cotton or wool used in clothing.

[From its being used for bags by hop growers.]
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1. (Textiles) a roughly woven fabric of wool, cotton, etc, used for clothing
2. (Textiles) Also called: hopsacking a coarse fabric used for bags, etc, made generally of hemp or jute
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Noun1.hopsack - a loosely woven coarse fabric of cotton or linen; used in clothing
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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Here in the rainbow colorway, Safavieh's Carrie decorative pillow recalls nubby hopsack texture of the iconic little tweed jacket by Chanel.
However, the new core range of wonderfully rich coloured, real indigo dyed cotton from Ian Mankin is a welcome addition to our already growing love of denim fabrics with names such as Indigo Denim Ink, Indigo Cord Stonewash or Indigo Hopsack Ink to choose from, costing pounds 35 per meter.
The canoe has been built in the UK by Flaxland, and is made from 1 layer of Biotex Flax Hopsack weave and a UV cured bioresin (EcoComp UV-L resin), provided by Sustainable Composites.
Bred in Northumberland by Capt R B Webster, Glingerbank was by Mutton Cutlet's sire Jamie out of a daughter of the Waterloo Cup runner-up Hopsack, and boasted three Waterloo Cup winners - Long