backpack (plural backpacks)
- 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.
2011, Thelma J. Miller, What's in Your Backpack?, page 8:
- Rachel discovered that she could also keep things in her backpack that were important to her, nobody would know about them because they would be hidden. These important things included a small round rock that she had found […]
- A similarly placed item containing a parachute or other life-support equipment.
worn on a person's back, e.g., for hiking
- (intransitive) to hike and camp overnight in backcountry with one's gear carried in a backpack
- (intransitive) to engage in low-cost, generally urban, travel with minimal luggage and frugal accommodations
- (transitive) to place or carry (an item or items) in a backpack
to hike and camp overnight in backcountry with one's gear carried in a backpack
to place or carry (an item or items) in a backpack
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