There are 2 main definitions of bergen in English:

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bergen 1

Pronunciation: /ˈbəːɡ(ə)n/

noun

British
A type of rucksack supported by a frame, used by the military.
Example sentences
  • The trend towards utility has continued, and most modern armed forces now use rucksack-type packs - ‘bergens’ - and pouches made of light and robust man-made fabrics.
  • The best solution is to carry a dark coloured plastic bag, into which you can put refuse, and which you can store in an outside pouch on your bergen.
  • Soldiers are expected to increase their weight in their bergens and distances will also become greater.

Origin

1920s: manufacturer's name.

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There are 2 main definitions of bergen in English:

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Bergen 2

1ˈbɛːɡ(ə)n A seaport in SW Norway; population 220,418 (2007). It is a centre of the fishing and North Sea oil industries.
2ˈbɛrxə(n) Flemish name for Mons.

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