rucksack

[ ruhk-sak, roo k- ]
/ ˈrʌkˌsæk, ˈrʊk- /

noun

a type of knapsack carried by hikers, bicyclists, etc.

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Origin of rucksack

1890–95; < German: literally, back sack
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British Dictionary definitions for rucksack

rucksack
/ (ˈrʌkˌsæk) /

noun

a large bag, usually having two straps and a supporting frame, carried on the back and often used by climbers, campers, etcUS and Canadian name: backpack

Word Origin for rucksack

C19: from German, literally: back sack
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