follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma

packsack

[pak-sak] /ˈpækˌsæk/
noun
1.
a leather or canvas carrying bag, usually one that can be strapped over the shoulder and used to carry food and personal items when a person is traveling.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; pack1 + sack1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for pack-sack

packsack

/ˈpækˌsæk/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a bag carried strapped on the back or shoulder Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) knapsack
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for packsack

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for pack

12
14
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with pack-sack