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Meaning of HAVERSACK

Pronunciation:  'havur`sak

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder
 

HAVERSACK is a 9 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: back pack, backpack, knapsack, packsack, rucksack
 
 See Also: bag, kit bag, kitbag

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hav"er*sack\, n. [F. havresac, G. habersack, sack for
oats. See 2d {Haver}, and {Sack} a bag.]
1. A bag for oats or oatmeal. [Prov. Eng.]

2. A bag or case, usually of stout cloth, in which a soldier
   carries his rations when on a march; -- distinguished from
   knapsack.

3. A gunner's case or bag used carry cartridges from the
   ammunition chest to the piece in loading.

 

 

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