packsack

[ pak-sak ]
/ ˈpækˌsæk /
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noun

a leather or canvas carrying bag, usually one that can be strapped over the shoulder and used to carry food and personal items when a person is traveling.

Nearby words

  1. packing case,
  2. packing density,
  3. packing fraction,
  4. packing plant,
  5. packman,
  6. packsaddle,
  7. packthread,
  8. packtrain,
  9. packwood,
  10. pact

Origin of packsack

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; pack1 + sack1

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British Dictionary definitions for packsack

packsack

/ (ˈpækˌsæk) /

noun

US and Canadian a bag carried strapped on the back or shoulderAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): knapsack
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