A bag with shoulder straps which allow it to be carried on someone’s back, typically made of a strong, waterproof material and widely used by hikers.
More example sentences
- In addition, no bags, rucksacks & backpacks larger than eight inches square will be allowed beyond the ticketing and security checkpoints or into the grounds of the Belfry.
- He was carrying a small rucksack and a small green carrier bag.
- He was wearing a green jacket and dark coloured waterproof trousers and had been carrying a grey rucksack.
mid 19th century: from German, from rucken (dialect variant of Rücken 'back') + Sack 'bag, sack'.
Definition of rucksack in:
- The US English dictionary