Definition of rucksack in English:
- 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'.
This is an adoption of a German word, from rucken (a dialect variant of Rücken ‘back’) and Sack ‘bag, sack’.
- US English dictionary
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