Definition of portapak in English:

portapak

(also portapack, porta-pac)

noun

  • Originally: any of various products made or marketed in a form designed to be portable. Later chiefly: specifically a portable system comprising a video camera and recording equipment.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Traverse City (Michigan) Record-Eagle. From porta- + pack, with arbitrary respelling.

Pronunciation

portapak

/ˈpɔːtəˌpak/