- a single-strapped bag worn over one shoulder and used for carrying supplies.
- a soldier's bag for rations, extra clothing, etc.
Origin of haversack
Related Words for haversacksatchel, equipment, backpack, bundle, luggage, knapsack, briefcase, purse, sack, kit, pocket, packet, gear, suitcase, handbag, pouch, pack, carry-on, rucksack, carryall
Examples from the Web for haversack
Historical Examples of haversack
The knapsack was heavy, the haversack was heavy, the musket was heavy.
Edward emptied them into the haversack he carried and went on to the next.
Taking the haversack, he left the thicket and went back to the brink of Chickahominy.
Edward returned to the front, gave up his haversack, and got another.
There is some cold meat in my haversack, if you are hungry; but I am too tired to eat.A Final Reckoning
G. A. Henty
- a canvas bag for provisions or equipment, carried on the back or shoulder