- a kind of knapsack, specif. one attached to a lightweight frame and worn by campers or hikers
- a piece of equipment, as a radio transmitter, used while being carried on the back
- an astronaut's pack used in extravehicular activities to provide a life support system and locomotion
- a scientific instrument pack attached to people, wild animals, etc. to monitor their physical conditions, locations, etc.
to hike wearing a backpack
to carry in a backpack
- A sturdy bag designed for carrying articles on a person's back, having shoulder straps and often mounted on a lightweight frame.
- A piece of equipment, often containing life-support devices, designed to be used while being carried on the back: a parachute in a backpack; an astronaut's backpack.
verbback·packed, back·pack·ing, back·packs
To hike or travel while carrying a backpack.
To carry in a backpack.
(third-person singular simple present backpacks, present participle backpacking, simple past and past participle backpacked)
- (intransitive) To hike and camp overnight in backcountry with one's gear carried in a backpack.
- (intransitive) To engage in low-cost, generally urban, travel with minimal luggage and frugal accommodations.
- To place or carry (an item or items) in a backpack.
- Ashley slung her backpack on a chair.
- Ashley's backpack and bracelets were in the quiet, darkened room.
- He lowered a backpack from his shoulder to the bed, nearing her.
- Jenn shrugged out of her backpack and yanked off her wet jacket.
- I don't think both of us will make it out of the underworld. It makes me think about all the things I wish I'd done before I died. I wanted to backpack through Europe and go on a cruise somewhere warm. I wanted to make love with you on the beach under the full moon. Without worrying about demons or Kris or anything.