backpacking

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n backpacking carrying something in a pack on the back "the backpacking of oxygen is essential for astronauts"
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Usage

In literature:

I stuffed some gear in my backpack, which I kept hidden in the closet.
"Take Me for a Ride" by Mark E. Laxer
Opening his backpack, he took out his leather medicine bag and drew out the stones one by one, rubbing his fingers over each.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Then with deliberate slowness, I wandered out to where Alan's Jeep was parked and tossed my backpack behind the seat.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
Then she realized that a thirtyish woman was running down West Eleventh Street toward them, carrying a dark green backpack in her left hand.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
She retrieved her backpack from beside the bed, dug around it in, and produced a strip of condoms.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
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In news:

Madeleine begins the first week of school with one new backpack and a competitively delicious packed lunch.
As the summer fades and fall creeps along, the average backpacker recognizes his days on the trail and nights in the bag are at a close.
I purchased a backpack to lug all of my notebooks around in rather than using a trendy purse.
Smock carried it in her backpack Monday night at the Olympic trials and says she felt her father's presence as she jump, jump and leaped her way further than any other American.
CTV nabs Smokebomb 's 'Backpackers'.
Canadian commercial broadcaster CTV has ordered the original digital-only series "Backpackers" from Toronto's Smokebomb Entertainment, Shaftesbury's digital media division, the companies jointly announced at the Mipcom TV mart on Tuesday.
" Snowshoes are sort of like a backstage pass to winter," says David Howard, senior editor at Backpacker magazine.
Or would you rather don hiking boots and a backpack, and trek up a mountain.
What they see is not the man, but the dark glasses, the white cane, the gadget in his throat and the oxygen tube snaking into his backpack.
Columbia Sportswear Cate Cyber Convertible Backpack.
Columbia Sportswear Shield Titanium Cyberpack Backpack.
Hanging out in Gigi's backpack Stowaway .
Some studies have shown that as many as 30 percent to 50 percent of 15- to 16-year-olds suffer from back pain, which may be caused by the improper use of backpacks .
Trevor's Gift backpack feeding program receives donation.
Doris Wolf and Kaaren Gerlach, co chairs, Trevor's Gift backpack feeding program.
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In science:

The first stage of detector electronics is inside the dewar, the next stage in an RF shielded backpack attached to the dewar.
The Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Experiments
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