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noun [C] uk   /ˈhæv.ə.sæk/ us    /-ɚ-/ old-fashioned
a bag, often made from strong rough cloth, with one or two shoulder straps
Translations of “haversack”
in Spanish mochila, macuto…
in French sac à dos…
in German der Brotbeutel…
in Chinese (Traditional) 粗帆布背包…
in Chinese (Simplified) 粗帆布背包…
(Definition of haversack from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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