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What is "Backpack" - Definition & Explanation

It made from many varieties of fabric. However, it is typically made of a sturdy fabric to provide proper support for carrying items. Often used be students to carry books. Apparel Search viewers are often found carrying heavy back packs full of fashion magazines, scissors, fabric and thread. A camping pack, as of canvas or nylon, supported by usually aluminum frame and carried on the back.
The simplest form of backpack (also rucksack or knapsack) is a cloth sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders and below the armpits. The shoulder is better suited for bearing heavy weights for long periods of time than the hand, so backpacks are often used for that purpose.

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