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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