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rucksack

[ruhk-sak, roo k-] /ˈrʌkˌsæk, ˈrʊk-/
noun
1.
a type of knapsack carried by hikers, bicyclists, etc.
Origin of rucksack
1890-1895
1890-95; < German: literally, back sack
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rucksack

/ˈrʌkˌsæk/
noun
1.
a large bag, usually having two straps and a supporting frame, carried on the back and often used by climbers, campers, etc US and Canadian name backpack
Word Origin
C19: from German, literally: back sack
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n.

1866, from German Rucksack, from Alpine dialect Rück "the back" (from German Rücken; see ridge) + Sack "sack" (see sack (n.1)).

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