backpack

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Etymology[edit]

back + pack

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Noun[edit]

backpack ‎(plural backpacks)

  1. A knapsack, sometimes mounted on a light frame, but always supported by straps, worn on a person’s back for the purpose of carrying things, especially when hiking, or on a student's back when carrying books.
    • 2011, Thelma J. Miller, What's in Your Backpack? (page 8)
      Rachel discovered that she could also keep things in her backpack that were important to her, nobody would know about them because they would be hidden. These important things included a small round rock that she had found []
  2. A similarly placed item containing a parachute or other life-support equipment.

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Verb[edit]

backpack ‎(third-person singular simple present backpacks, present participle backpacking, simple past and past participle backpacked)

  1. (intransitive) To hike and camp overnight in backcountry with one's gear carried in a backpack.
  2. (intransitive) To engage in low-cost, generally urban, travel with minimal luggage and frugal accommodations.
  3. (transitive) To place or carry (an item or items) in a backpack.

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