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haversack with two straps

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From French havresac, from West Germanic *Hawersack (oat sack), 1749. See German Hafer, Dutch haver (oats).

NounEdit

haversack (plural haversacks)

  1. A small, strong bag carried on the back or the shoulder, usually with only one strap, and originally made of canvas.
  2. (archaic) An oat-sack, or nosebag for a horse.

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