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EtymologyEdit

From Low German knapzak, or Dutch knapzak (older form cnapsack), knap from Middle Dutch cnappen (to bite with teeth) + sack. German Knappsack is from Dutch.

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knapsack (plural knapsacks)

  1. (US) A case of canvas or leather, for carrying items on the back.
  2. (cryptography) A set of values from which a subset is chosen.

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knapsack (third-person singular simple present knapsacks, present participle knapsacking, simple past and past participle knapsacked)

  1. To go hiking while burdened with a knapsack, usually overnight or for longer.
    My sleeping bag fell off my backpack into the water, while we were knapsacking up the mountain.

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