Meaning of wool bale in English:

wool bale


Australian, New Zealand
  • A standard package of shorn wool in a fabric pack, weighing at least 100 kg.

    ‘some 7,995 wool bales were offered at the latest auction in the South Island’
    • ‘Just one fibre of Damara hair found in a wool bale can devalue the bale by 50 per cent.’
    • ‘A horse team is dragging a wagon laden with wool bales.’
    • ‘I was pretty handy with rolling big wool bales through the shed and out onto the loading dock.’
    • ‘It was no fun sweating down in a dark dusty hold, ineffectually trying to keep up with the regulars as they spun huge wool bales about on the end of their hooks.’
    • ‘There's fencing, tractor safety, judging and handling sheep and wool, pressing and stencilling a wool bale—in all there are 15 or 16 events.’
    • ‘It would be nice to think that a local company would be interested, but generally the very fine wool bales attract customers from Italy, Japan, or Korea.’
    • ‘One of the more interesting sections deals with the riverboat trade, taking goods upriver and bringing the wool bales out.’
    • ‘I can remember, as a little girl, helping my father to load wool bales on to the back of a truck in the middle of the night.’
    • ‘The injury was the direct consequence of the driving of the truck because the driving of the truck had dislodged the wool bale.’
    • ‘We lit a tallow candle, and having stuck it in an old bottle, we sat down upon the wool bales and began to smoke.’