Sumpter Sump"ter, n. [OF. sommetier the driver of a pack horse; akin to OF. & F. sommier a pack horse, L. sagmarius, fr. sagma a pack saddle, in LL., a load, Gr. ? a pack saddle, fr. ? to pack, load; cf. Skr. saj, sa[~n]j, to hang on. Cf. {Seam} a weight, {Summer} a beam.] 1. The driver of a pack horse. [Obs.] --Skeat. [1913 Webster]

2. A pack; a burden. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

3. An animal, especially a horse, that carries packs or burdens; a baggage horse. --Holinshed. [1913 Webster]

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