haversack

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[1749] From French havresac, from West Germanic *Hawersack (oat sack). See German Hafer, Dutch haver.

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haversack (plural haversacks)

  1. A small, strong bag carried on the back or the shoulder, usually with only one strap. Originally made of canvas.
  2. (archaic) oat-sack, or nose-bag for a horse.

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