pack animal
noun Date: 1836 an animal used for carrying packs

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  • Pack animal — Pack Pack, n. [Akin to D. pak, G. pack, Dan. pakke, Sw. packa, Icel. pakki, Gael. & Ir. pac, Arm. pak. Cf. {Packet}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A bundle made up and prepared to be carried; especially, a bundle to be carried on the back; a load for an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pack animal — ► NOUN 1) an animal used to carry loads. 2) an animal that lives and hunts in a pack …   English terms dictionary

  • pack animal — pack animals N COUNT A pack animal is an animal such as a horse or donkey that is used to carry things on journeys …   English dictionary

  • pack animal — pack .animal n an animal used for carrying heavy loads, for example a horse …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pack animal — pack ,animal noun count an animal used for carrying heavy loads, such as a horse or DONKEY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pack animal — n. an animal used for carrying packs or loads …   English World dictionary

  • Pack animal — A pack animal is a beast of burden used by humans as means of transporting materials by attaching them so their weight bears on the animal s back; the term may be applied to either an individual animal or a species so employed.Many ungulate… …   Wikipedia

  • pack animal — noun an animal (such as a mule or burro or horse) used to carry loads • Syn: ↑sumpter • Hypernyms: ↑beast of burden, ↑jument • Hyponyms: ↑packhorse * * * noun, pl ⋯ mals [count] : an animal …   Useful english dictionary

  • pack animal — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms pack animal : singular pack animal plural pack animals an animal such as a horse or donkey that is used for carrying heavy loads …   English dictionary

  • pack animal — pack′ an imal n. zool. agr. an animal, as a mule or horse, used for carrying loads • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • pack animal — noun 1》 an animal used to carry packs. 2》 an animal that lives and hunts in a pack …   English new terms dictionary

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