what is difference between backpack and haversack
- back pack
From back + pack.
- IPA(key): /ˈbæk.pæk/
backpack (plural backpacks)
- A knapsack, sometimes mounted on a light frame, but always supported by straps, worn on a person’s back for the purpose of carrying things, especially when hiking, or on a student’s back when carrying books.
- A similarly placed item containing a parachute or other life-support equipment.
- knapsack (US)
- creel (shoulder-slung types)
backpack (third-person singular simple present backpacks, present participle backpacking, simple past and past participle backpacked)
- (intransitive) to hike and camp overnight in backcountry with one’s gear carried in a backpack
- (intransitive) to engage in low-cost, generally urban, travel with minimal luggage and frugal accommodations
- (transitive) to place or carry (an item or items) in a backpack
From French havresac, from Low German Haaversack and/or German Habersack, Hafersack (literally “oat-sack”). Compare also Dutch haverzak.
haversack (plural haversacks)
- A small, strong bag carried on the back or the shoulder, usually with only one strap, and originally made of canvas.
- (archaic) An oat-sack, or nosebag for a horse.
- haversack on Wikipedia.Wikipedia