What does the word haversack mean?

Usage examples for haversack

  1. Take it, sir; here is the rifle, and here the haversack. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  2. Instead of overcoats, we were provided with red woollen blankets, with a slit in the centre, to wear over our shoulders in bad weather; also one grey blanket, knapsack, to contain our extra clothing, haversack, canteen, tin plate, knife and fork, spoon, and tin cup. – History of Company F, 1st Regiment, R.I. Volunteers, during the Spring and Summer of 1861 by Charles H. Clarke
  3. Dr. Hansombody caught up his haversack. – The Mayor of Troy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch