Definition of Haversack

1. Noun. A bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder.

Exact synonyms: Back Pack, Backpack, Knapsack, Packsack, Rucksack
Generic synonyms: Bag
Specialized synonyms: Kit Bag, Kitbag
Derivative terms: Backpack, Backpacker

Definition of Haversack

1. n. A bag for oats or oatmeal.

Definition of Haversack

1. Noun. A small, strong bag carried on the back or the shoulder, usually with only one strap. Originally made of canvas. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) oat-sack, or nose-bag for a horse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Haversack

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Haversack

havener
haveners
havening
havenless
havens
haveour
haveours
haver
havercosine
havercosines
havered
haverel
haverels
havering
havers
haversack (current term)
haversacks
haversed sine
haversian
haversian canals
haversian lamella
haversian spaces
haversian system
haversin
haversine
haversines
haves
havest
havier
haviers

Literary usage of Haversack

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1901)
"An entomological haversack. debris on the collecting cloth will often make ... haversack.—A haversack of water-proof cloth is convenient but by no means ..."

2. Privates' Manual by James Alfred Moss (1916)
"If one haversack ration and one emergency ration are carried instead of two haversack rations, the haversack is packed in the manner described above, ..."

3. Gunshot Injuries, Their History, Characteristic Features, Complications, and by Thomas Longmore (1895)
"The ' Surgical haversack ' is a waterproofed canvas bag, and contains the following ... 2 Pencil 1 The weight of the surgical haversack, with its contents ..."

4. Privates' Manual by James Alfred Moss (1916)
"If the haversack is not worn, —that is, if only the belt is worn,—the bayonet scabbard is attached under the fourth pocket of the left section in the same ..."

5. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"1 oat-bag ' or ' oat-sack.' A late importation. It occurs in Smollett's tr. of Gil Bias, b. ii. c. 8 (R.) —F. havresac, a haversack, knapsack (Hamilton). ..."

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