from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A knapsack.
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- n. a bag carried on the back or shoulder, supported by straps
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- n. a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder
On a similar note, what do you call a rucksack that Air France’s finest have ripped the straps off?
A backpack (also called rucksack, knapsack, packsack, pack, bookbag or Bergen) is, in its simplest form, a cloth sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders, but there can be exceptions.
Which makes it a particularly pliable medium for the subject of narrative's first principle: the forced march from A to B, with an ever-expanding rucksack, that is our lives.
I just wanna point out that the word "rucksack" appeared here awhile ago.
Another use of "rucksack", that makes two days in a row, you spoil me!
To complete my crap day, I finally got enough money together for my rucksack which is here.
He further alleged that the men had met and jointly conspired to organise a bombing campaign, with the two separate attacks to both use the same kind of rucksack bomb ...
Body bag is used for the kind of rucksack that is like a small handbag and fits close to the body.
HAYMAN: In terms of size, I mean you'd expect that to be in a kind of rucksack type carrier.
"I enjoy coming up here," he said, while packing up his "rucksack," a lightweight bag each camper receives.
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