Definitions

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  • n. A bag of wool, traditionally weighing 240 pounds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pack or bag of wool weighing two hundred and forty pounds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The package in which wool was in former times done up for transportation and sale; specifically, a bundle or bale weighing 240 pounds.
  • n. In heraldry, a bearing representing a sort of cushion usually having four tufts at the corners.
  • n. Cirrocumulus cloud; a cloud made up of rolled masses, with a fleecy appearance.
  • n. A concretionary mass of crystalline limestone in the beds of earthy and impure calcareous rock of which the Wenlock limestone is made up. These concretionary masses vary in size from a few inches up to 80 feet in diameter. Also called ballstone

Etymologies

wool +‎ pack (Wiktionary)

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  • “John Fortey, who rebuilt the nave before he died in 1458; his brass shows him with one foot on a sheep and the other on a woolpack, and the brasses of Thomas Fortey, 'woolman', and of another unknown merchant, with a woolpack, lie near by.”

    October 4, 2010

  • I'm waiting for some woolpack clouds so I can use this word.

    These are the 'woolpack clouds,' which, in summer time, throw deep shadows on the grass. —The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men

    May 3, 2010