Definitions for packhorseˈpækˌhɔrs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pack•horseˈpækˌhɔrs(n.)

  1. a horse used for carrying loads.

    Category: Agriculture

Origin of packhorse:

1400–50

Princeton's WordNet

  1. packhorse(noun)

    a workhorse used as a pack animal

Wiktionary

  1. packhorse(Noun)

    A horse used as a pack animal

Freebase

  1. Packhorse

    A packhorse or pack horse refers generally to an equid such as a horse, mule, donkey or pony used for carrying goods on their backs, usually carried in sidebags or panniers. Typically packhorses are used to cross difficult terrain, where the absence of roads prevents the use of wheeled vehicles. Use of packhorses dates from the neolithic period to the present day. Today, westernized nations primarily use packhorses for recreational pursuits, but they are still an important part of everyday transportation of goods throughout much of the third world.

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