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[nap-sak] /ˈnæpˌsæk/

a canvas, nylon, or leather bag for clothes, food, and other supplies, carried on the back by soldiers, hikers, etc.
a canvas or leather bag carried strapped on the back or shoulder

c.1600, from Low German Knapsack (Dutch knapzak), probably from knappen “to eat” literally “to crack, snap” + Sack “bag” (see sack (n.1)).


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