backpack vs haversack what difference

what is difference between backpack and haversack

English

Alternative forms

  • back pack

Etymology

From back +‎ pack.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbæk.pæk/

Noun

backpack (plural backpacks)

  1. 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.
  2. A similarly placed item containing a parachute or other life-support equipment.

Synonyms

  • haversack
  • knapsack (US)
  • packsack
  • rucksack
  • bookbag

Hyponyms

  • creel (shoulder-slung types)

Translations

Verb

backpack (third-person singular simple present backpacks, present participle backpacking, simple past and past participle backpacked)

  1. (intransitive) to hike and camp overnight in backcountry with one’s gear carried in a backpack
  2. (intransitive) to engage in low-cost, generally urban, travel with minimal luggage and frugal accommodations
  3. (transitive) to place or carry (an item or items) in a backpack

Derived terms

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English

Etymology

From French havresac, from Low German Haaversack and/or German Habersack, Hafersack (literally oat-sack). Compare also Dutch haverzak.

Noun

haversack (plural haversacks)

  1. A small, strong bag carried on the back or the shoulder, usually with only one strap, and originally made of canvas.
  2. (archaic) An oat-sack, or nosebag for a horse.

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See also

  • backpack
  • knapsack
  • rucksack

Further reading

  • haversack on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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