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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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7) In modern lore, the British allowed a haversack with false war plans to fall into the hands of the enemy Turks.
The haversack contained wicks, matches, pliers, shears, a funnel, two flame shades, and a wind shade.
As for uniform, ours consisted of haversack, belt and hat worn with everyday clothes, although I know that blue did become standard later.
The 91-year-old who lives in Marsh House, Walsgrave, said: "Someone was walking in front of me in the city and something fell out of his haversack.
In time the affable Davis starts falling for Christine but there is one minor problem: She is engaged to British diplomat Julius Haversack (John Standing).
If all the other tools in your handgunning haversack are at least nominal, your grip and trigger control are the most important factors determining whether you score or suck, hit or miss, win or lose, live or die.
And another reader's dad worked with a foreman called The Haversack - he was always on everyone's back.
He was also carrying a small haversack, so he did not look as if he was going particularly far.
These he 'liberated', returning with them to Yorkshire in his haversack.
Extracted from The Haversack, Fort Ticonderoga newsletter, Autumn 1995]
SEALYHAM came to the mouth of the dug-out and shouted down: "The swine have pinched my haversack too.