a single-strapped bag worn over one shoulder and used for carrying supplies.
a soldier's bag for rations, extra clothing, etc.
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How to use haversack in a sentence
I had always made it a rule to keep a supply of sugar and some hard tack in my haversack, ready for an emergency."Shiloh" as Seen by a Private Soldier | Warren Olney
The generous cords of Burroughs' haversack and canteen were unloosed and their gratuitous contents speedily disappeared.Reminiscences of the Guilford Grays, Co. B., 27th N.C. Regiment | John A. Sloan
When he reached the brow of the cliff he quickly cast off his knapsack and haversack, and sent them sliding down the icy path.Stories of Heroic Deeds for Boys and Girls | James Johonnot
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
Joshua placed the money into his haversack, with the nails and snuff, looked up at the setting sun, and said to himself.The Broken Sword | Dennison Worthington
British Dictionary definitions for haversack
a canvas bag for provisions or equipment, carried on the back or shoulder
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