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gripsack

[ grip-sak ]

noun

, Older Use.
  1. a traveling bag; grip.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of gripsack1

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; grip + sack 1

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Example Sentences

In this apartment he found an old travelling-bag, or gripsack, hanging on a nail.

To cap it, the mule blundered off the trail and fell, throwing rider and gripsack out upon the rocks.

“Oh, thanks, old man; it was good of you to bring it out,” Bondell said when he received the gripsack.

Burns wanted to put the gripsack on another animal, but Churchill held on to it, carrying it on his saddle-pommel.

McMurdo picked up his leather gripsack and was about to start off into the darkness, when one of the miners accosted him.

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