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pack animal

a mule, donkey, burro, or horse bred for vigor and hardiness and used for carrying heavy loads.
Origin of pack animal
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As happens very frequently when a pack animal falls, the mule was not very much hurt, but the pack saddle was quite ruined.

    The Basket Woman Mary Austin
  • There was one pack animal which, however, succumbed to the hardships of the route.

  • The horse, urged by a gentle slap on the rump, followed in the narrow trail after Bob and the pack animal.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • We have got a pack animal along with us, as you see, with our blankets and things.

    Redskin and Cow-Boy G. A. (George Alfred) Henty
  • The Texan unsaddled his horse, and unloaded the pack animal before Pond could get his saddle ungirthed.

    Wild Bill's Last Trail Ned Buntline
  • Then he threw a stone at a pack animal that was delaying on the trail.

    The Virginian Owen Wister
  • I made a trial, wading ahead of my horse, the pack animal following and Andy driving from behind.

    A Canyon Voyage Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
  • He saddled his riding horse and the pack animal, and set forth.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • Bob tied his saddle horse to the rail, leaving the pack animal to its own devices.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • The wedge, the Hudson Bay, the forest ranger and the lean-to tent are all good models for pack animal travel, and easily erected.

    Packing and Portaging Dillon Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for pack animal

pack animal

an animal, such as a donkey, used to transport goods, equipment, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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