packframe

[ pak-freym ]
/ ˈpækˌfreɪm /

noun

a framework, usually of lightweight metal tubing, that supports a backpack on the wearer, often by curved extensions that fit over the shoulders.

Nearby words

  1. packed-cell volume,
  2. packer,
  3. packet,
  4. packet switched system,
  5. packet switching,
  6. packhorse,
  7. packing,
  8. packing box,
  9. packing case,
  10. packing density

Origin of packframe

First recorded in 1950–55; pack1 + frame

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British Dictionary definitions for packframe

packframe

/ (ˈpækˌfreɪm) /

noun

mountaineering a light metal frame with shoulder straps, used for carrying heavy or awkward loads
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