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knap·sack

 (năp′săk′)
n.
A bag made of sturdy material and furnished with shoulder straps, designed for carrying articles on the back.

[Probably Low German Knappsack : knappen, to bite (probably of imitative origin) + Sack, bag (from Middle Low German sak, from Old High German sac, from Late Latin saccus; see sack1).]

knapsack

(ˈnæpˌsæk)
n
a canvas or leather bag carried strapped on the back or shoulder
[C17: from Low German knappsack, probably from knappen to bite, snap + sack bag; related to Dutch knapzak; see sack1]

knap•sack

(ˈnæpˌsæk)

n.
a canvas, nylon, or leather bag for clothes or other supplies, carried on the back by soldiers, hikers, etc.
[1595–1605; < Low German knappsack=knapp a bite (of food) + sack sack1]
haversack, knapsack, rucksack - Haversack is from German Haber, "oats," and Sack, "bag, sack"; knapsack is from German knapper, "to bite (food)" and zak, "sack"; rucksack comes from German Rucken, "back," and sack.
See also related terms for sack.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knapsack - a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulderknapsack - a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder
bag - a flexible container with a single opening; "he stuffed his laundry into a large bag"
kit bag, kitbag - a knapsack (usually for a soldier)
Translations
حَقيبَة ظَهْر
rygsæk
bakpoki
mugursoma
sırt/arka çantası

knapsack

[ˈnæpsæk] N (= small rucksack) → mochila f

knapsack

[ˈnæpsæk] nmusette f

knapsack

nProviantbeutel m, → Tornister m (esp Mil), → Knappsack m (old)

knapsack

[ˈnæpˌsæk] n (rucksack) → zainetto; (shoulder bag) → tascapane m

knapsack

(ˈnӕpsӕk) noun
a small bag for food, clothes etc slung on the back.
References in classic literature ?
The moment he read it, he packed his knapsack, bade adieu to his fellow pedestrians, and was off to keep his promise, with a heart full of joy and sorrow, hope and suspense.
I was so pale I couldn't think for a moment; then I got softly and carefully up and unstrapped my knapsack.
I have seen Tom Pipes go climbing up the church-steeple; I have watched Strap, with the knapsack on his back, stopping to rest himself upon the wicket-gate; and I know that Commodore Trunnion held that club with Mr.
By Heaven, I will take stick and knapsack and walk right away from my own front door, right away where the road leads, and see what happens.
So he took leave of his parents, slung his hunting knapsack and his gun round him, and journeyed into the world.
This reservoir is fixed on the back by means of braces, like a soldier's knapsack.
He had a small camera under one arm and a knapsack under the other.
My brother," said she as she placed his knapsack on his shoulders, "be careful of yourself, for if you are killed, I shall be alone in the world.
He began to stow various articles snugly into his knapsack.
said the master of the house, as he helped to take a light knapsack off the young man's shoulders.
The many laughs we have had together would infallibly come across me, and Frederick and his knapsack would be obliged to run away.
Pierre evidently was deeply grieved and disconcerted at the loss of his wife and his knapsack, whereupon Mr.