packframe

[pak-freym]
noun
  1. a framework, usually of lightweight metal tubing, that supports a backpack on the wearer, often by curved extensions that fit over the shoulders.

Origin of packframe

First recorded in 1950–55; pack1 + frame
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British Dictionary definitions for packframe

packframe

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