Definition of Greenacre in US English:

Greenacre

noun

British
slang, historical
  • An instance of goods spilling or falling from a sling during the loading or unloading of a ship.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in The Observer. Apparently from the name of James Greenacre, English criminal, who was hanged at Newgate for the murder of Hannah Brown.

Pronunciation

Greenacre

/ˈɡriːneɪkə/