haversack

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhævərsæk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈhævɚˌsæk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(havər sak′)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
hav•er•sack /ˈhævɚˌsæk/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a bag with a single strap for wearing over one shoulder.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
hav•er•sack  (havər sak′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a single-strapped bag worn over one shoulder and used for carrying supplies.
  2. Militarya soldier's bag for rations, extra clothing, etc.
  • Old Norse hafrar oats) + Sack sack1
  • German Habersack, equivalent. to Haber oats (compare dialect, dialectal English haver
  • French havresac
  • earlier havresack 1740–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
haversack /ˈhævəˌsæk/ n
  1. a canvas bag for provisions or equipment, carried on the back or shoulder
Etymology: 18th Century: from French havresac, from German Habersack oat bag, from Old High German habaro oats + Sack sack1
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