- a traveling bag; grip.
Origin of gripsack
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Examples from the Web for gripsack
He had his hat on, and had the air of just having let himself in; his gripsack stood at his feet.The Coast of Bohemia
William Dean Howells
His mind was made up that if he missed the Athenian it would be the fault of the gripsack.
Churchill crawled in on the wagon-bed and slept, the gripsack still on his back.
Keogh gazed on him sadly, but without rancour, and began to pack his gripsack.Cabbages and Kings
Now, Tuttle, set down that there keister of yours—that gripsack—and listen.Local Color
Irvin S. Cobb