Meaning of BACKPACK in English


— backpacker , n.

/bak"pak'/ , n.

1. a pack or knapsack, often of canvas or nylon, to be carried on one's back, sometimes supported on a lightweight metal frame strapped to the body.

2. a piece of equipment designed to be used while being carried on the back.


3. to go on a hike, using a backpack: We went backpacking in the Adirondacks.


4. to place or carry in a backpack or on one's back.

[ 1910-15, Amer.; BACK 1 + PACK 1 ]

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