a canvas bag for carrying rations, etc., generally worn over one shoulder, as by soldiers or hikers
Origin of haversackFrench havresac ; from German habersack, literally , sack of oats ; from haber (now hafer ; from LowG), akin to eastern; English dialect, dialectal haver, oats (? origin, originally “goat food” ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kapro- from source Classical Latin caper, goat) + German sack, sack
A bag carried over one shoulder to transport supplies, as on a hike.
Origin of haversackFrench havresac, from obsolete German Habersack : German dialectal Haber, oats (from Middle High German habere, from Old High German habaro) + German Sack, bag (from Middle High German sac, from Old High German, from Latin saccus; see sack1).