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[pak-treyn] /ˈpækˌtreɪn/
a line or succession of pack animals, as mules or burros, used to transport food and supplies over terrain unsuitable for wagons or other vehicles.
Origin of packtrain
1840-50; pack1 + train Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We can get a man or a boy to look after the ponies and the packtrain.

    Ruth Fielding In the Saddle Alice B. Emerson
  • A packtrain goes two and a half miles an hour, or perhaps one and a half on the mountain trails.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • Of course, well have to have the guide Mr. Hammond spoke about, and a packtrain anyway.

    Ruth Fielding In the Saddle Alice B. Emerson

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