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packboard

[pak-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈpækˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
noun
1.
a rigid wooden or metal frame, covered with fabric and having shoulder straps, to which equipment can be strapped for carrying.
Origin of packboard
1935-1940
1935-40; pack1 + board
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  • He lashed the gas can solidly to his packboard, slipped the end of the hose into the flexible spout and wired it tight.

    Cat and Mouse Ralph Williams

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