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packboard

[pak-bawrd, -bohrd]
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noun
  1. a rigid wooden or metal frame, covered with fabric and having shoulder straps, to which equipment can be strapped for carrying.
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Origin of packboard

First recorded in 1935–40; pack1 + board
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Historical Examples

  • He lashed the gas can solidly to his packboard, slipped the end of the hose into the flexible spout and wired it tight.

    Cat and Mouse

    Ralph Williams