packsack

noun

pack·​sack ˈpak-ˌsak How to pronounce packsack (audio)
: a case (as of canvas) held on the back by shoulder straps and used to carry gear especially when traveling on foot

Example Sentences

she spent weeks traveling across Europe and living out of a packsack

Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of packsack was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Packsack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/packsack. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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