packframe

packframe

[pak-freym]
noun
a framework, usually of lightweight metal tubing, that supports a backpack on the wearer, often by curved extensions that fit over the shoulders.

Origin:
1950–55; pack1 + frame

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packframe (ˈpækˌfreɪm)
 
n
mountaineering a light metal frame with shoulder straps, used for carrying heavy or awkward loads

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