haversack


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hav·er·sack

 (hăv′ər-săk′)
n.
A bag carried over one shoulder to transport supplies, as on a hike.

[French havresac, from obsolete German Habersack : German dialectal Haber, oats (from Middle High German habere, from Old High German habaro) + German Sack, bag (from Middle High German sac, from Old High German, from Latin saccus; see sack1).]

haversack

(ˈhævəˌsæk)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a canvas bag for provisions or equipment, carried on the back or shoulder
[C18: from French havresac, from German Habersack oat bag, from Old High German habaro oats + Sack sack1]

hav•er•sack

(ˈhæv ərˌsæk)

n.
a single-strapped bag worn over one shoulder and used for carrying supplies.
[1740–50; < French havresac < German Habersack=Haber oats + 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.haversack - a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulderhaversack - 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 ظَهِر
chlebníktaška
skuldertaske
tarisznya
malpoki
plecu soma
chlebník
omuz/sırt çantası

haversack

[ˈhævəsæk] Nmochila f, macuto m (LAm)

haversack

[ˈhævərsæk] nsac m à dos

haversack

[ˈhævəˌsæk] nzaino

haversack

(ˈhӕvəsӕk) noun
a bag worn over one shoulder by a walker etc for carrying food etc.
References in classic literature ?
The humming ceased by degrees, and the hive eventually yielded several pounds of the sweetest honey, with which Ned Land filled his haversack.
They'll charge through hell's fire an' brimstone t' git a holt on a haversack, an' sech stomachs ain't a-lastin' long," he was told.
Then he fumbled in his haversack for a match, a few of which remained to him.
Holding his haversack above his head with one hand he lowered his feet slowly over the edge of the narrow platform.
He had strapped his haversack about his neck, well above the surface of the water, and in his left hand he carried his knife.
His haversack he rolled as tightly as possible and stuffed beneath his coat over his breast.
Without more ado he stuffed his pockets and his haversack full, thinking of the poor creature awaiting his return in the gloom of the Place of Seven Skulls.
The better to do so, I went afoot, armed with a Henry rifle and carrying three days' rations in my haversack.
We had a knapsack, a haversack canteen and on our belts a pie plate, besides a musket and cartridges.
Other accounts mention research at The National Archives which states that Major Yate escaped in civilian clothes but was challenged the next day by some factory workers who were about to search his haversack when he pulled out an open razor and cut his own throat.
Slung over his right shoulder are the issue linen haversack and a M1907 enameled iron water bottle and enameled iron drinking cup secured by twine on a linen shoulder strap.
The tin, valued at 18s, was taken from a stack at the Ambassador Foods factory, The accused was stopped as he was leaving the factory and the tin of beef was found in his haversack.