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ˈbækˌpækback·pack

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. backpack, back pack, knapsack, packsack, rucksack, haversackverb

    a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder

  2. backpack, packverb

    hike with a backpack

    "Every summer they are backpacking in the Rockies"

Wiktionary

  1. backpacknoun

    A knapsack, sometimes mounted on a light frame, but always supported by straps, worn on a person's back for the purpose of carrying things, especially when hiking, or on a student's back when carrying books.

  2. backpacknoun

    A similarly placed item containing a parachute or other life-support equipment.

  3. backpackverb

    To hike and camp overnight in backcountry with one's gear carried in a backpack.

  4. backpackverb

    To engage in low-cost, generally urban, travel with minimal luggage and frugal accommodations.

  5. backpackverb

    To place or carry (an item or items) in a backpack.

  6. Etymology: back + pack

Wikipedia

  1. Backpack

    A backpack—also called knapsack, rucksack, rucksac, pack, sackpack, booksack, bookbag or backsack—is, in its simplest frameless form, a cloth sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders, but it can have an external frame, internal frame, and there are bodypacks. Backpacks are commonly used by hikers and students, and are often preferred to handbags for carrying heavy loads or carrying any sort of equipment, because of the limited capacity to carry heavy weights for long periods of time in the hands. Large backpacks, used to carry loads over 10 kilograms (22 lb), as well as smaller sports backpacks (e.g. running, cycling, hiking and hydration), usually offload the largest part (up to about 90%) of their weight onto padded hip belts, leaving the shoulder straps mainly for stabilising the load. This improves the potential to carry heavy loads, as the hips are stronger than the shoulders, and also increases agility and balance, since the load rides nearer the wearer's own center of mass.

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  1. Backpack

    A backpack is, in its simplest form, a cloth sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders, but there can be exceptions. Lightweight types of backpacks are sometimes worn on only one shoulder strap. Backpacks are often preferred to handbags for carrying heavy loads or carrying any sort of equipment, because of the limited capacity to carry heavy weights for long periods of time in the hands. Large backpacks, used to carry loads over 10 kg, usually offload the largest part of their weight onto padded hip belts, leaving the shoulder straps mainly for stabilising the load. This improves the potential to carry heavy loads, as the hips are stronger than the shoulders, and also increases agility and balance, since the load rides nearer the wearer's own center of mass. In ancient times, the backpack was used as a means to carry the hunter's larger game and other types of prey and as a way of easier transport for other materials. In the cases of larger hunts, the hunters would dismember their prey and distribute the pieces of the animal around, each one packing the meat into many wrappings and then into bags which they placed on to their backs. The bag itself was made up of different animal hide and skin and sewn together by the intestines of said animals, which were woven together tightly to make a sturdy thread-like material.

Editors Contribution

  1. backpack

    A type of multipurpose bag and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shape and sizes.

    Some people use a backpack to carry shopping, supplies, camping gear, hiking gear etc.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 28, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of backpack in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of backpack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of backpack in a Sentence

  1. Al Rousan:

    And then they called us and said the backpack belonged to Ahmed.

  2. Joe Matthews:

    Half the battle of a predator trying to initiate contact with a child is to break that barrier, the most obvious is the unnoticed and [children] forget about their name being on their backpack.

  3. Lauren Boebert:

    I look to my left and there she is : Ilhan Omar. And I said, ‘ Well, she does n’t have a backpack. We should be fine, ’ i looked over and I said, ‘ Oh look, the jihad squad decided to show up for work today. ’ Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., walks to the House Judiciary Committee chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. ( AP Photo/Susan Walsh).

  4. Hero Teresa Gray '':

    We can bring our own food, our own water, our own sleeping accommodations, we try to take basically an ambulance in a backpack.

  5. Lauren Boebert:

    I look to my left and there she is : Ilhan Omar. And I said, ‘ Well, she does n’t have a backpack. We should be fine, ’ i looked over and I said, ‘ Oh look, the jihad squad decided to show up for work today. ’.

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