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backpack

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noun back·pack \ˈbak-ˌpak\

Simple Definition of backpack

  • : a bag for carrying things that has two shoulder straps and is carried on the back

Full Definition of backpack

  1. 1 a :  a load carried on the back b :  a camping pack (as of canvas or nylon) supported by a usually aluminum frame and carried on the back c :  knapsack

  2. 2 :  a piece of equipment designed for use while being carried on the back

Examples of backpack

  1. <stuffed her backpack with so many books that she could barely walk>



1914

First Known Use of backpack

1914

Rhymes with backpack

aback, ack-ack, alack, amtrac, Anzac, arrack, attack, backtrack, Balzac, bareback, blackjack, blowback, bootblack, bootjack, brushback, bushwhack, buyback, callback, calpac, carjack, champac, cheapjack, coatrack, come back, comeback, cookshack, crackback, crookback, cut back, cutback, Dayak, dieback, Dirac, draw back, drawback, fall back, fallback, fastback, fast-track, fatback, feedback, finback, fireback, flapjack, flashback, fullback, gimcrack, giveback, graywacke, greenback, gripsack, guaiac, halfback, half-track, hardback, hardhack, hardtack, hatchback, hayrack, haystack, hijack, hogback, hold back, holdback, hopsack, horseback, humpback, hunchback, Iraq, jam-pack, jet-black, Kanak, Karnak, kayak, Kazak, kickback, knapsack, knickknack, kulak, kyack, laid-back, lampblack, leaseback, linac, macaque, man jack, manpack, Micmac, mossback, muntjac, Muzak, notchback, offtrack, one-track, outback, packsack, payback, pitch-black, play back, playback, plow back, plowback, Prozac, pullback, quillback, racetrack, ransack, rickrack, roll back, rollback, roorback, rucksack, runback, sad sack, scatback, serac, set back, setback, shellac, shellback, shoeblack, shoepac, sidetrack, six-pack, skewback, skipjack, skyjack, slapjack, slotback, Slovak, smokejack, smokestack, snap back, snapback, snowpack, softback, sumac, swayback, sweepback, swept-back, switchback, tailback, tarmac, thornback, throw back, throwback, thumbtack, ticktack, tieback, tie tack, tombac, touchback, tow sack, trictrac, tripack, unpack, wetback, whaleback, wingback, wisecrack, wolf pack, woolpack, woolsack, yashmak, zwieback


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backpack

verb back·pack

Simple Definition of backpack

  • : to hike or travel with a backpack

Full Definition of backpack

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to carry (food or equipment) on the back especially in hiking

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to hike with a backpack

back·pack·er noun

Examples of backpack

  1. After college, she backpacked through Europe.

  2. We're planning to go backpacking in a national park this summer.



1927

First Known Use of backpack

1927



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