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knapsack Explained

knapsack at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1603, from Low Ger. Knapsack (Du. knapzak), probably from knappen "to eat" lit. "to crack, snap" + Sack "bag." ///

knapsack at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] AmE [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Low German; Origin: knappsack or Dutch knapzak 'food bag']// a bag that you carry on your shoulders// backpack, rucksack//

knapsack at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(old-fashioned or AmE) a small RUCKSACK

Knapsack at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Knapsack \Knap"sack`\, n. [D. knapzak; knappen to eat + zak a
bag. See {Knap}, v. t., and {Sack}.]
A case of canvas or leather, for carrying on the back a
soldier's necessaries, or the clothing, etc., of a traveler.

And each one fills his knapsack or his scrip With some
rare thing that on the field is found. --Drayton.

knapsack at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder [syn: {backpack},
{back pack}, {packsack}, {rucksack}, {haversack}]

knapsack at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: U » S A case of canvas or leather, for carrying items on the back.


    * rucksack
    • backpack


      Inter: en-ver » b

  • To go hiking while burdened with a knapsack, usually overnight (or longer.)
    1. :My sleeping bag fell off my backpack into the water, while we were knapsacking up the mountain.


      * backpack

      See also


  • backpacking
  • camping
  • hiking

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