haversack


hav·er·sack

noun \ˈha-vər-ˌsak\

Definition of HAVERSACK

:  a bag similar to a knapsack but worn over one shoulder

Origin of HAVERSACK

French havresac, from German Habersack bag for oats, from Haber oats + Sack bag
First Known Use: 1749

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