Adjective "knapsack" definition and examples

(Knapsack may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈnapsak/

Definitions and examples

noun

A soldier's or hiker's bag with shoulder straps, carried on the back, and typically made of canvas or other weatherproof material.
  1. 'The thefts have occurred primarily at the DP library, where unattended knapsacks left inside study booths present an attractive opportunity for thieves.'
  2. 'I stopped to readjust my knapsack, then hoisted the hockey bag again.'

More definitions

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

More examples(as adjective)

"sprayings can be knapsack."

Origin

Early 17th century: from Middle Low German, from Dutch knapzack, probably from German knappen ‘to bite’ + zak ‘sack’.