Knap"sack` (?), n. [D. knapzak; knappen to eat + zak a bag. See Knap, v. t., and Sack.]

A case of canvas or leather, for carrying on the back a soldier's necessaries, or the clothing, etc., of a traveler.

And each one fills his knapsack or his scrip With some rare thing that on the field is found. Drayton.

 

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