a horse used for carrying goods, freight, supplies, etc.
a person who works hard or bears a heavy load of responsibility.

pack1 + horse Unabridged
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packhorse (ˈpækˌhɔːs)
a horse used to transport goods, equipment, etc

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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.
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