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packhorse

[pak-hawrs] /ˈpækˌhɔrs/
noun
1.
a horse used for carrying goods, freight, supplies, etc.
2.
a person who works hard or bears a heavy load of responsibility.
Origin
pack1 + horse
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  • The oil, tools, other materials and equipment were hauled onto the various sites by packhorse.
  • Primitive packhorse and winter trails to the mining camps were blazed and brushed from the boat landings at heads of navigation.
  • Swivel guns of even the larger size could have been carried quite readily by packhorse, or in the wagons.
British Dictionary definitions for packhorse

packhorse

/ˈpækˌhɔːs/
noun
1.
a horse used to transport goods, equipment, etc
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