• A similarly placed item containing a parachute or other life-support equipment.
  • A knapsack, sometimes mounted on a light frame, but always supported by straps, worn on a person’s back for the purpose of carrying things, especially when hiking, or on a student's back when carrying books.


  • (transitive) To place or carry (an item or items) in a backpack.
  • (intransitive) To engage in low-cost, generally urban, travel with minimal luggage and frugal accommodations.
  • (intransitive) To hike and camp overnight in backcountry with one's gear carried in a backpack.

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