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A horse used as a pack animal.


(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a horse used to transport goods, equipment, etc



a horse used for carrying loads.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.packhorse - a workhorse used as a pack animalpackhorse - a workhorse used as a pack animal  
pack animal, sumpter - an animal (such as a mule or burro or horse) used to carry loads
workhorse - a horse used for plowing and hauling and other heavy labor


[ˈpækhɔːs] Ncaballo m de carga
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The snow which had fallen in the night made it late in the morning before the party loaded their solitary packhorse, and resumed their march.
He was sitting in his foreign uniform on an hussar packhorse and looked anxiously about him; The sword cut on his arm could scarcely be called a wound.
This party consisted of sixty men, well mounted, and conducting a line of packhorses.
I observed that there was not a horse in his retinue but that our carrier's packhorses in England seemed to me to look much better; though it was hard to judge rightly, for they were so covered with equipage, mantles, trappings, &c.
First glimpse inside the Packhorse Kitchen as Huddersfield gets new food court 3) Dreams really do come true
PACKHORSE INN MOULTON, SUFFOLK WHERE AND WHY A few years ago this country pub was a derelict eyesore in an otherwise picturesque village.
Contractor address : Valkyrie House, Packhorse Road, Buckinghamshire
The photo above was taken by William Lambert, whose caption read: "Old Packhorse Bridge in Carrbridge.
It was only 12 miles of packhorse trail to the lake, eight if you climbed over the Top of the World.
There's also a Grade-II listed humpback packhorse bridge in the garden which spans the River Taff.
British Horse Society members hope to re-establish the 160-mile Pilgrims' Packhorse Trail from Offa''s Dyke at Llanfynydd, Flintshire, to Aberdaron, Pen Llyn.
It is a narrow, stone packhorse bridge on the southern outskirts of Dunster with two arches over the River Avill.