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packsack

[pak-sak]
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noun
  1. a leather or canvas carrying bag, usually one that can be strapped over the shoulder and used to carry food and personal items when a person is traveling.

Origin of packsack

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; pack1 + sack1
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Examples from the Web for packsack

Historical Examples

  • Mason paused halfway in the act of strapping on his packsack.

    The Long Voyage

    Carl Richard Jacobi

  • Then he let his hands drop, walked over and began to put on his packsack.

    The Long Voyage

    Carl Richard Jacobi

  • I always carry a light ax and if the weather is cold I put a blanket in my packsack.

    Woodcraft

    E. H. (Elmer Harry) Kreps

  • Dragging the skiff well above high-water mark, I stacked my stuff in it, shouldered my packsack and climbed the levee.

    Down the Yellowstone

    Lewis R. Freeman

  • Once our group was out of sight of the ship, Mason threw down his packsack, sat down on a boulder and lighted a cigarette.

    The Long Voyage

    Carl Richard Jacobi


British Dictionary definitions for packsack

packsack

noun
  1. US and Canadian a bag carried strapped on the back or shoulderAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): knapsack
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