mo·​chi·​la | \ mōˈchēlə \
variants: or less commonly mochilla \ -​chilə \
plural -s

Definition of mochila

1 : knapsack, haversack specifically : a saddle pouch
2 : a square leather saddle covering having openings for the horn and cantle and sometimes equipped with saddlebags many riders and even more ponies carried the mail, but only the mochila made the entire trip— J. T. Adams

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History and Etymology for mochila

Spanish mochila, probably from mochil errand boy, from Basque mutil, motil youth, servant, from Latin mutilus maimed, mutilated

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“Mochila.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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