Definition of rucksack noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rucksack

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BrE BrE//ˈrʌksæk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌksæk//
 
(British English)(also backpack North American English, British English) Camping
 
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a large bag, often supported on a light metal frame, carried on the back and used especially by people who go climbing or walking See related entries: Camping Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from German, from rucken (dialect variant of Rücken ‘back’) + Sack ‘bag, sack’.Extra examples He had a large rucksack on. He had very little in his rucksack. She slung her rucksack over her shoulder. She slung the little rucksack on her back.

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