[hav-er-sak] /ˈhæv ərˌsæk/

a single-strapped bag worn over one shoulder and used for carrying supplies.
a soldier’s bag for rations, extra clothing, etc.
a canvas bag for provisions or equipment, carried on the back or shoulder

1749, from French havresac (1670s), from Low German hafersach “cavalry trooper’s bag for horse provender,” literally “oat sack,” from the common Germanic word for “oat” (see haver (n.1)) + sack (n.1)).


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