Backpack - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbækpæk|  American pronunciation of the word backpack
Brit.  |ˈbakpak|  British pronunciation of the word backpack

noun

- a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder (syn: haversack, knapsack, packsack, rucksack)

verb

- hike with a backpack(syn: pack)

Examples

...stuffed her backpack with so many books that she could barely walk...

After college, she backpacked through Europe.

We're planning to go backpacking in a national park this summer.

Every summer they are backpacking in the Rockies

I carried my provisions in one large backpack.

She carried a backpack on one shoulder.

Carrying a heavy backpack around all day puts a lot of stress on your shoulders and back.

...burdened the dog with a little backpack...

...tighten the straps on the backpack so that the load doesn't shift while hiking...

...it'll be much easier to carry a backpack than to lug that suitcase all over the place...

...without the encumbrance of a heavy backpack, I could sprint along the trail...

...luckily, my backpack is waterproof, so my clothes didn't get wet...

camping gear such as a sleeping bag, tent, and backpack

She hauled her backpack onto her back.

Karen staggered along under the weight of her backpack.

Word forms

noun
singular: backpack
plural: backpacks
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