Definitions for haversackˈhæv ərˌsæk
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backpack, back pack, knapsack, packsack, rucksack, haversack(noun)
a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder
A small, strong bag carried on the back or the shoulder, usually with only one strap. Originally made of canvas.
oat-sack, or nose-bag for a horse.
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.
a bag for oats or oatmeal
a bag or case, usually of stout cloth, in which a soldier carries his rations when on a march; -- distinguished from knapsack
a gunner's case or bag used carry cartridges from the ammunition chest to the piece in loading
Origin: [F. havresac, G. habersack, sack for oats. See 2d Haver, and Sack a bag.]
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.
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