hav·​er·​sack | \ ˈha-vər-ˌsak How to pronounce haversack (audio) \

Definition of haversack

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

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The next entry shows Gigger was docked pay for losing a canteen and a haversack. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "Exhibit Focuses On Locals In Civil War," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of haversack

1711, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haversack

French havresac, from German Habersack bag for oats, from Haber oats + Sack bag

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Kids Definition of haversack

: a bag worn over one shoulder for carrying supplies

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