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haversack


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haversack  \Hav"er*sack\,  n.  [F.  havresac  G.  habersack,  sack  for 
  oats.  See  2d  {Haver},  and  {Sack}  a  bag.] 
  1.  A  bag  for  oats  or  oatmeal.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  2.  A  bag  or  case,  usually  of  stout  cloth,  in  which  a  soldier 
  carries  his  rations  when  on  a  march;  --  distinguished  from 
  knapsack. 
 
  3.  A  gunner's  case  or  bag  used  carry  cartridges  from  the 
  ammunition  chest  to  the  piece  in  loading. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  haversack 
  n  :  a  bag  carried  by  a  strap  on  your  back  or  shoulder  [syn:  {backpack}, 
  {knapsack},  {rucksack}] 




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