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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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Reluctantly rising to my feet, I reached for my packsack, which now bore the white cloak of an afternoon's flurries.
One fellow came in with kind of a packsack full of information about his family and their history in the Cypress Hills area," said Poitras.
As we were leaving, my friend made it up on the train because he wasn't carrying anything, but I had my packsack so I didn't dare to go near the station because of the police but waited a bit on the outskirts, but the train went by too fast so when I ran up & tried to jump on a step of a freight car it yanked me so I flew in between the cars and I felt the wheel brush against my leg, but I didn't let go and was dragged along for a while before I .