Part of speech: noun

A case strapped across the shoulders, for carrying light luggage, etc.

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Usage examples "knapsack":

  1. Later that evening I would resume my journey, taking the knapsack with me. - "Look Back on Happiness", Knut Hamsun.
  2. I might walk with that machine you talk of; but never could march and carry a knapsack! - "Half a Century", Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm.
  3. He had no knapsack to serve as a pillow, no blanket, no cup, and his position across the doorway was cold and uncomfortable; but even after I had made a better place for him, he objected to leaving two companions, who lay next to him, and I could not find room for all three together, even on that dirty floor. - "Half a Century", Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm.