gripsack


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grip·sack

 (grĭp′săk′)
n.
A small suitcase.

gripsack

(ˈɡrɪpˌsæk)
n
a travel bag

grip•sack

(ˈgrɪpˌsæk)

n.
a traveling bag.
[1875–80, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gripsack - a small suitcasegripsack - a small suitcase      
suitcase, traveling bag, travelling bag, grip, bag - a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes; "he carried his small bag onto the plane with him"
Translations

gripsack

n (US) → Reisetasche f
References in classic literature ?
McMurdo picked up his leather gripsack and was about to start off into the darkness, when one of the miners accosted him.
I thank you," said McMurdo, and shaking hands with his new acquaintance he plodded, gripsack in hand, up the path which led to the dwelling house, at the door of which he gave a resounding knock.
He is presented to us as a master of strategy that can "work his seductions upon any man that he might see wavering, gripsack in hand" (BR 181), as if he were eager to seduce those who are likely to succumb to his temptation, the word wavering including the features indecisive, irresolute, uncertain, uncommitted.