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pack animal

noun
1.
a mule, donkey, burro, or horse bred for vigor and hardiness and used for carrying heavy loads.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • All horse or pack animal excrement in this area must be collected and carried out by the animal's owner or rider.
  • Come visit our pack animal display and learn about the historic remount depot.
  • Do not ride, tether or hobble a horse, saddle or pack animal in violation of posted notices.
  • pack animal means horses, burros, mules or other hoofed mammals when designated as pack animals by the superintendent.
British Dictionary definitions for pack animal

pack animal

noun
1.
an animal, such as a donkey, used to transport goods, equipment, etc
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