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[dey-pak] /ˈdeɪˌpæk/
a relatively small backpack, with shoulder straps, used for day hikes, carrying books, or the like.
Origin of daypack
day + pack1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for daypack
  • While your porters will carry the bulk of your belongings, you will need to bring a daypack to carry the essentials for the hike.
  • It lifted her by her daypack, then dropped her and walked away.
  • Pack everything in a lightweight, waterproof daypack or a photographer's vest that has multiple pockets.
  • Bring either a small daypack, or plan to use one of the riding stable's saddle bags to hold snacks and water.
  • Wear a small daypack to carry bottled water, snacks and cell phones, but don't burden your hands with tote bags or large purses.
  • The bear bit her daypack, lifting her from the ground and then dropping her.
  • Interns must have their own daypack, and sturdy hiking boots.
  • The waterproof rain gear can be carried in a small daypack, but should be donned before the other clothes become wet.
  • To suspend temporarily the duty on certain travel bags with a removable backpack or daypack.
  • Individual sodium chloride daypack vials used for wet preps are to be disposed of at the end of the day.
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