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pack·thread

 (păk′thrĕd′)
n.
A strong two-ply or three-ply twine for sewing or tying packages or bundles.
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packthread

(ˈpækˌθrɛd)
n
a strong twine for sewing or tying up packages
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pack•thread

(ˈpækˌθrɛd)

n.
a strong thread or twine for sewing or tying up packages.
[1300–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.packthread - a strong three-ply twine used to sew or tie packages
string, twine - a lightweight cord
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Eighty poles, each of one foot high, were erected for this purpose, and very strong cords, of the bigness of packthread, were fastened by hooks to many bandages, which the workmen had girt round my neck, my hands, my body, and my legs.
In lieu of buckles at his knees, he wore unequal loops of packthread; and in his grimy hands he held a knotted stick, the knob of which was carved into a rough likeness of his own vile face.
Beaumanoir, being thus possessed of the tablets, inspected the outside carefully, and then proceeded to undo the packthread which secured its folds.
Remnants of packthread, and old cakes of roses, Were thinly scattered to make up a show.”-Shakespeare.
As it happened, we had twine or packthread enough about us, which we used to tie our firelocks together with; so we resolved to attack these people first, and with as little noise as we could.
How many other kinds of petty merchandise were there, it would be difficult to say; but balls of packthread, ropes of onions, pounds of candles, cabbage-nets, and brushes, hung in bunches from the ceiling, like extraordinary fruit; while various odd canisters emitting aromatic smells, established the veracity of the inscription over the outer door, which informed the public that the keeper of this little shop was a licensed dealer in tea, coffee, tobacco, pepper, and snuff.