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"backpack" in British English

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backpacknoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbæk.pæk/ (also mainly UK rucksack)
a ​largebag used to ​carry things on ​your back, used ​especially by ​people who go ​camping or ​walking: It's a ​frame backpack with a ​belt and ​paddedshoulderstraps.

backpackverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈbæk.pæk/
to ​travel or go ​camping while ​carryingyourclothes and other things that you need in a backpack: We backpacked around Thailand.
(Definition of backpack from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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backpacknoun [C]

 us   /ˈbækˌpæk/ (short form pack)
a ​bagcarried on the back, usually of ​cloth with many ​pockets and ​straps that go over ​yourshoulders, used to ​carry things

backpackverb [I]

 us   /ˈbæk·pæk/
to ​walklongdistances, ​carryingyour things in a backpack: We backpacked through the Colorado Rockies last ​summer.
backpacker
noun [C]  us   /ˈbæk·pæk·ər/
A ​line of backpackers ​passed us on the ​trail.
(Definition of backpack from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “backpack”
in Arabic حَقيْبة الظَّهْر…
in Korean 배낭…
in Portuguese mochila…
in Catalan motxilla…
in Japanese リュックサック, バックパック…
in Chinese (Simplified) 旅行包,背包…
in Turkish sırt çantası…
in Russian рюкзак…
in Chinese (Traditional) 旅行包,背包…
in Italian fagotto, zaino…
in Polish plecak…
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