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Pack animal   /pæk ˈænəməl/   Listen
Pack animal

An animal (such as a mule or burro or horse) used to carry loads.  Synonym: sumpter.

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"Pack animal" Quotes from Famous Books

... light. For transport they had less than one pack animal for ten men. These carried ammunition, cooking pots, and a tent for officers. Otherwise, beyond a few simple necessaries, they had no other kit than what they stood up in, and they lived on the country, purchasing barley, flour, rice, and sheep from the villagers. Fodder and ...
— The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8) • Francis J. (Francis Joseph) Reynolds, Allen L. (Allen Leon)

... horses for you and your companion, besides yonder pack animal; for I guessed whereabouts I should find you, though I thought you would have made better progress than you have done, and I did not expect to come upon your trail for another ...
— The Frontier Fort - Stirring Times in the N-West Territory of British America • W. H. G. Kingston

... Taking with them two Boers, the engineer, and a pack animal with food and some blankets, they bade the rest keep the camp, as they might be absent two or three days. They started down the stream. It flowed in a general course to the west. After a mile or more from the camp, the banks widened out ...
— The Wedge of Gold • C. C. Goodwin

Words linked to "Pack animal" :   packhorse, jument, beast of burden

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