Part of speech: noun

A bag, slung from the shoulder, as for a soldier's rations.

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Usage examples "haversack":

  1. Take it, sir; here is the rifle, and here the haversack. - "Andreas Hofer", 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", Charles H. Clarke.
  3. Dr. Hansombody caught up his haversack. - "The Mayor of Troy", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.