American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A bag carried over one shoulder to transport supplies, as on a hike.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sack for oats or oatmeal.
- n. A bag used for holding the food that a soldier carries on his person, as one or more days' rations. It is usually carried by a belt slung over the shoulder.
- n. In artillery, a leather bag used to carry cartridges from the ammunition-chest to the piece in loading.
- n. A small, strong bag carried on the back or the shoulder, usually with only one strap. Originally made of canvas.
- n. archaic oat-sack, or nose-bag for a horse.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Prov. Eng. A bag for oats or oatmeal.
- n. A bag or case, usually of stout cloth, in which a soldier carries his rations when on a march; -- distinguished from
- n. A gunner's case or bag used to carry cartridges from the ammunition chest to the piece in loading.
- n. a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder
- 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). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But Clem, after looking round suspiciously among the litter of waterproofs, walking-sticks, nets, rods, and golf-clubs, took down Vin's fishing haversack from a hook on the wall.”
“All the food he had left in his haversack was a cup of cornmeal, so he drew together sticks to make a fire for cooking mush.”
“In the haversack is a pannikin with a hinged handle that may be used as a saucepan.”
“All I had in my haversack was a single hard biscuit, after munching which I lay down upon the ground and fell instantly asleep.”
“The cauldron had probably contained some perishable material such as grain, which had decayed and been replaced by sand from the grave fill, and the lamb chops and the bronze bowl had originally been in some kind of haversack or kit bag, along with some other perishable food perhaps bread or fruit?”
“She had a kind of haversack, all bejeweled like the rest of her, and she took from it a considerable quantity of very thin transparent membrane, resembling plass.”
“The explosive was kept in a blue and red "haversack", he said.”
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“It reminded me to look up if "haversack" is a real word ( "Bag shark lost in cave" for those curious).”
“When I was a kid I was always fascinated with what was in my dads "haversack".”
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Bags, bags, bags
They're very useful things
If we didn't have bags
What would we use
To put all our things in.
need to learn these words!!!!!!!!
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