knapsack

noun knap·sack \ ˈnap-ˌsak \
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of knapsack

: a bag (as of canvas or nylon) strapped on the back and used for carrying supplies or personal belongings

knapsacked

play \ˈnap-ˌsakt\ adjective

Examples of knapsack in a Sentence

  1. grabbed my knapsack from the hook and ran to catch my ride

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Origin and Etymology of knapsack

Low German knappsack or Dutch knapzak, from Low German & Dutch knappen to make a snapping noise, eat + Low German sack or Dutch zak sack


KNAPSACK Defined for Kids

knapsack

noun knap·sack \ ˈnap-ˌsak \

Definition of knapsack for Students

: a bag for carrying things on the shoulders or back


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