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 for haversack
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Haversack \Hav"er*sack\ (h[a^]v"[~e]r*s[a^]k), n. [F. havresac,
     G. habersack, sack for oats. See 2d Haver, and Sack a
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     1. A bag for oats or oatmeal. [Prov. Eng.]
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     2. A bag or case, usually of stout cloth, in which a soldier
        carries his rations when on a march; -- distinguished from
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     3. A gunner's case or bag used to carry cartridges from the
        ammunition chest to the piece in loading.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder [syn:
           backpack, back pack, knapsack, packsack,
           rucksack, haversack]

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