- to go on a hike, using a backpack: We went backpacking in the Adirondacks.
- to place or carry in a backpack or on one's back.
Origin of backpack
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Examples from the Web for backpack
In his backpack, which police say he dropped before fleeing, they recovered three hammers in plastic wrapping.The High-Priced Union Rep Charged With Attacking a Cop
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But he loses his backpack in the process and it stays with the cops as he flees down the walkway toward Brooklyn.
The police inspected the backpack and found two brand new hammers.
Put this 65-pound backpack on and run up the hill nine or ten times.'Exclusive: The Making of Reese Witherspoon’s Golden Globe-Nominated ‘Wild’
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Her backpack is even stolen by somebody riding along on a motorcycle.‘Left Behind’ Review: Nicolas Cage’s Bible Movie Is God-Awful
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Laughing, he picked up his backpack, turned on his heel and hurried away.
They had a little table between them with the contents of my wallet and backpack spread out on it.
"Handsome glassware," Auguste said, seating himself and carefully setting his backpack between his feet.
Opening his backpack, he took out his leather medicine bag and drew out the stones one by one, rubbing his fingers over each.
- a rucksack or knapsack
- a pack carried on the back of an astronaut, containing oxygen cylinders, essential supplies, etc
- (intr) to travel about or go hiking with a backpack
- (tr) to transport (food or equipment) by backpack
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Word Origin and History for backpack
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