Haversack

Hav"er*sack

(hv"r*sk), n. [F. havresac, G. habersack, sack for oats. See 2d Haver, and Sack a bag.]
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1. A bag for oats or oatmeal. [Prov. Eng.]
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2. A bag or case, usually of stout cloth, in which a soldier carries his rations when on a march; -- distinguished from knapsack.
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3. A gunner's case or bag used to carry cartridges from the ammunition chest to the piece in loading.
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