Definitions for haversackˈhæv ərˌsæk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hav•er•sackˈhæv ərˌsæk(n.)

  1. a single-strapped bag worn over one shoulder and used for carrying supplies.

Origin of haversack:

1740–50; < F havresac < G Habersack=Haber oats +Sacksack1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. backpack, back pack, knapsack, packsack, rucksack, haversack(noun)

    a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder


  1. haversack(Noun)

    A small, strong bag carried on the back or the shoulder, usually with only one strap. Originally made of canvas.

  2. haversack(Noun)

    oat-sack, or nose-bag for a horse.

  3. Origin: The term derived through the French from German language Hafersack and Dutch language haverzak, meaning an oat-sack, a nose-bag for a horse. Hafer and haver meant oats.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Haversack(noun)

    a bag for oats or oatmeal

  2. Haversack(noun)

    a bag or case, usually of stout cloth, in which a soldier carries his rations when on a march; -- distinguished from knapsack

  3. Haversack(noun)

    a gunner's case or bag used carry cartridges from the ammunition chest to the piece in loading


  1. Haversack

    A haversack is a bag with a single shoulder strap. Although similar to a backpack, the single shoulder strap differentiates this type from other backpacks. There are exceptions to this general rule.

Translations for haversack

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a bag worn over one shoulder by a walker etc for carrying food etc.

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