- IPA: /ˈbæk.pæk/
backpack (plural backpacks)
- A knapsack, sometimes mounted on a light frame, but always supported by straps, worn on a person’s back for the purpose of carrying things, especially when hiking, or on a student's back when carrying books.
- A similarly placed item containing a parachute or other life-support equipment.
- French: sac à dos
- German: Rucksack
- Italian: zaino, sacco a pelo
- Portuguese: mochila
- Russian: рюкза́к
- Spanish: mochila, (please verify) bolsón (es) m (El Salvador), (please verify) morral (es) m (Colombia)
backpack (backpacks, present participle backpacking; past and past participle backpacked)
- (intransitive) to hike and camp overnight in backcountry with one's gear carried in a backpack
- (intransitive) to engage in low-cost, generally urban, travel with minimal luggage and frugal accommodations
- (transitive) to place or carry (an item or items) in a backpack