mochila

noun mo·chi·la \ mōˈchēlə \
variants: or less commonly mochilla \-chilə\

Definition of mochila

plural -s
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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Origin and Etymology of mochila

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


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of mochila


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