packhorse
noun Date: circa 1500 a horse used as a pack animal

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  • packhorse — ► NOUN ▪ a horse used to carry loads …   English terms dictionary

  • packhorse — [pak′hôrs΄] n. a horse used as a pack animal …   English World dictionary

  • Packhorse — s. Typically packhorses are used to cross difficult terrain, where the absence of good roads prevents the use of wheeled vehicles. Pack horses have been used since the earliest period of domestication of the horse. They were invaluable throughout …   Wikipedia

  • packhorse — /pak hawrs /, n. 1. a horse used for carrying goods, freight, supplies, etc. 2. a person who works hard or bears a heavy load of responsibility. [PACK1 + HORSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • packhorse — noun A horse used as a pack animal …   Wiktionary

  • packhorse — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. nag, pack animal, workhorse, transportation; see animal 2 , horse 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • packhorse — n. horse that carries supplies …   English contemporary dictionary

  • packhorse — noun a horse used to carry loads …   English new terms dictionary

  • packhorse — pack•horse [[t]ˈpækˌhɔrs[/t]] n. agr. a horse used for carrying loads • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • packhorse — /ˈpækhɔs/ (say pakhaws) noun a horse used for carrying goods, now chiefly in terrain inaccessible to wheeled vehicles …   Australian English dictionary

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