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backpack

a pack carried on the back of an astronaut, containing oxygen cylinders, essential supplies, etc

backpack

A parachute pack attached to the parachute harness at the upper back of the wearer. A short term for backpack parachute.
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THE young woman adjusted the massive haversack on her back and stood on the railway platform.
We recall someone who was nicknamed Depth Charge because he was always after a sub; a particular foreman was known as Haversack - he was never off your back.
Durrant, 33, admitted the burglary and thefts in which he also took DVDs and a haversack.
But then a little dog came past and weed All over my cagoule and haversack, I felt my unconditional love crack, I spoke the rudest word you've ever heard.
At midnight, with a savage blizzard howling around the camp, carrying a haversack that was a blanket tied at the corners, he tunnelled under the wire.
A week earlier, my own husband had found a Spider-Man haversack with a box of cereal, two litres of milk, plastic cups, spoons and a sleeping bag.
I wanted a den on stilts, a haversack and a walkie talkie.
Dressed as an evacuee, carrying a gas mask and haversack, he is taking in many of the towns and cities, such as Middlesbrough, that child evacuees were sent from.
Then he went into a room behind his office and came back with some clothes and Trevor's haversack and just tossed them on the floor in front of me.
Billy said: ``Paul used to run along the beach with bricks in his haversack.
Bright has despatched his regular spy with haversack and sun cream who will report back to me next week.