Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small suitcase.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A traveller's bag.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A traveler's handbag.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hand-satchel for a traveler; any valise or portmanteau usually carried in the hand. Also called grip.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small suitcase

Etymologies

grip +‎ sack (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They love to lie along the banks a few feet from the shore, where, concealed in the sand, they can dart out upon and seize their prey in their enormous 'gripsack'mouths.

    Rídan The Devil And Other Stories 1899

  • Before leaving Springfield Lincoln had prepared his inaugural message with great care, and placed it in a "gripsack" for transportation to

    The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln A Narrative And Descriptive Biography With Pen-Pictures And Personal Recollections By Those Who Knew Him

  • Churchill dived and groped in three feet of water for the gripsack.

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  • To cap it, the mule blundered off the trail and fell, throwing rider and gripsack out upon the rocks.

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  • By the time Long Lake was reached, however, he had recovered from his sleepiness; and at Deep Lake he resigned the gripsack to Burns.

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  • Not that it was an easy way, however, in the best of places; but it became a really possible trail, along which he could have made good time if he had not been worn out, if he had had light with which to pick his steps, and if it had not been for Bondell's gripsack.

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  • Among them was Churchill, such being his nature that he volunteered before he thought of Bondell's gripsack.

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  • "Hadn't you better take a look at it?" he suggested, nodding his head at the gripsack

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  • He tried to stand up, but failed, sprawling out on the deck, hanging on to the gripsack, and delivering his message.

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  • His mind was made up that if he missed the Athenian it would be the fault of the gripsack.

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