variants or less commonly mochilla
plural -s
: knapsack, haversack
specifically : a saddle pouch
: 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 tripJ. T. Adams

Word History


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 30 Nov. 2023.

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