noun Date: 1851 a case (as of canvas) held on the back by shoulder straps and used to carry gear especially when traveling on foot

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • packsack — noun A backpack, knapsack, rucksack or similar bag packed with provisions or personal items, especially as carried by a traveller or a hiker, and often slung over the shoulder. The boy has a little packsack, in which he can carry twenty five… …   Wiktionary

  • packsack — /pak sak /, n. 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. [1850 55, Amer.; PACK1 + SACK1] * * * …   Universalium

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  • packsack — noun N. Amer. a rucksack …   English new terms dictionary

  • packsack — /ˈpæksæk/ (say paksak) noun US → knapsack …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Fallschirm — Fall|schirm [ falʃɪrm], der; [e]s, e: die Fallgeschwindigkeit vermindernde schirmartige Vorrichtung, mit der Personen und Gegenstände von einem Luftfahrzeug aus unversehrt zur Erde gebracht werden können: mit dem Fallschirm aus dem Hubschrauber… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • kyack — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1901 a packsack to be swung on either side of a packsaddle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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