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ˈhæv ərˌsækhaver·sack

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder

Wiktionary

  1. haversacknoun

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 Originally made of canvas.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. haversacknoun

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

    Etymology: 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. Haversacknoun

    a bag for oats or oatmeal

    Etymology: [F. havresac, G. habersack, sack for oats. See 2d Haver, and Sack a bag.]

  2. Haversacknoun

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

    Etymology: [F. havresac, G. habersack, sack for oats. See 2d Haver, and Sack a bag.]

  3. Haversacknoun

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

    Etymology: [F. havresac, G. habersack, sack for oats. See 2d Haver, and Sack a bag.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Haversack

    hav′ėr-sak, n. a bag of strong linen for a soldier carrying his rations in.—n. Hav′er (prov.), oats. [Fr. havresac—Ger. habersack, oat-sack—haber, hafer, oats.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. haversack

    A coarse linen bag with a strap fitting over the shoulder worn by soldiers or small-arm men in marching order, for carrying their provision, instead of the knapsack.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. haversack

    A strong, coarse, linen bag, in which, on a march, a soldier carries his rations. It is borne on the left side, suspended by a strap passing over the right shoulder. The name is also given to the leather bag used in artillery to carry cartridges from the ammunition-chest to the piece in loading.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Haversack

    Provincial English for Oatsack, derived from the German habersack. The word hafre, oats, is Scandinavian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of haversack in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of haversack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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