backpack

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EtymologyEdit

back + pack

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NounEdit

backpack (plural backpacks)

  1. A knapsack, sometimes mounted on a light frame, but always supported by straps, worn on a person’s back for the purpose of carrying things, especially when hiking, or on a student's back when carrying books.
  2. A similarly placed item containing a parachute or other life-support equipment.

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VerbEdit

backpack (third-person singular simple present backpacks, present participle backpacking, simple past and past participle backpacked)

  1. (intransitive) To hike and camp overnight in backcountry with one's gear carried in a backpack.
  2. (intransitive) To engage in low-cost, generally urban, travel with minimal luggage and frugal accommodations.
  3. (transitive) To place or carry (an item or items) in a backpack.

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Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 00:39