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backpack

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noun back·pack \ˈbak-ˌpak\

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 in a sentence

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

1914

First Known Use of backpack

1914


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backpack

verb back·pack

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

backpacker

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Examples of backpack in a sentence

  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


BACKPACK Defined for English Language Learners

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backpack

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noun back·pack \ˈbak-ˌpak\

Definition of backpack for English Language Learners

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


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backpack

verb back·pack

Definition of backpack for English Language Learners

  • : to hike or travel with a backpack


BACKPACK Defined for Kids

backpack

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noun back·pack \ˈbak-ˌpak\

Definition of backpack for Students

  1. :  a bag worn on the back for carrying things



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