• IPA: /ˈbæk.pæk/

backpack (plural backpacks)

  1. 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.
  2. A similarly placed item containing a parachute or other life-support equipment.
Synonyms Translations
  • 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)

  1. (intransitive) to hike and camp overnight in backcountry with one's gear carried in a backpack
  2. (intransitive) to engage in low-cost, generally urban, travel with minimal luggage and frugal accommodations
  3. (transitive) to place or carry (an item or items) in a backpack

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