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packsack

[ pak-sak ]

noun

  1. 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.


packsack

/ ˈpækˌsæk /

noun

  1. a bag carried strapped on the back or shoulder Also called (in Britain and certain other countries)knapsack


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Word History and Origins

Origin of packsack1

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; pack 1 + sack 1
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Example Sentences

Dragging the skiff well above high-water mark, I stacked my stuff in it, shouldered my packsack and climbed the levee.

Once our group was out of sight of the ship, Mason threw down his packsack, sat down on a boulder and lighted a cigarette.

An empty packsack hung loosely over his shoulders and there was a knife at his belt.

I always carry a light ax and if the weather is cold I put a blanket in my packsack.

Then he let his hands drop, walked over and began to put on his packsack.

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