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Meaning of SACKCLOTH

Pronunciation:  'sak`kloth

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a coarse cloth resembling sacking
  2. [n]  a garment made of coarse sacking; formerly worn as an indication of remorse

SACKCLOTH is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: cloth, fabric, garment, material, textile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sack"cloth`\ (?; 115), n.
Linen or cotton cloth such as sacks are made of; coarse
cloth; anciently, a cloth or garment worn in mourning,
distress, mortification, or penitence.

      Gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. --2
                                               Sam. iii. 31.

      Thus with sackcloth I invest my woe.     --Sandys.

Easton Bible Dictionary

cloth made of black goats' hair, coarse, rough, and thick, used for sacks, and also worn by mourners (Gen. 37:34; 42:25; 2 Sam. 3:31; Esther 4:1, 2; Ps. 30:11, etc.), and as a sign of repentance (Matt. 11:21). It was put upon animals by the people of Nineveh (Jonah 3:8).