packsack

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pack +‎ sack

Noun[edit]

packsack (plural packsacks)

  1. (chiefly US) A backpack, knapsack, rucksack or similar bag packed with provisions or personal items, especially as carried by a traveller or a hiker, and often slung over the shoulder.
    • 1899, "Deer Hunting in Minnesota," New York Times, 19 Nov., p. 12:
      The boy has a little packsack, in which he can carry twenty-five pounds for a short portage.

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