a cheap, coarse cloth woven of flax, hemp, jute, etc., used esp. for making sacks
A coarse, stout woven cloth, such as burlap or gunny, used for making sacks; sackcloth.
(countable and uncountable, plural sackings)
- (uncountable) Cheap rough cloth such as would be used to make bags (sacks).
- The farmer grabbed a handful of sacking and rubbed down the cow.
- (countable) Firing or termination of an employee.
- He followed his sacking with a good drunk.
- Present participle of sack.