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pack·horse

 (păk′hôrs′)
n.
A horse used as a pack animal.
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packhorse

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

(ˈpækˌhɔrs)

n.
a horse used for carrying loads.
[1400–50]
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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
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Translations

packhorse

[ˈpækhɔːs] Ncaballo m de carga
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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.
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.
If I would sell my soul for drink, why wasn't I a thief, swindler, housebreaker, area sneak, robber of pence out of the trays of blind men's dogs, rather than your drudge and packhorse? If my every word was a lie, why wasn't I a pet and favourite of yours?
This party consisted of sixty men, well mounted, and conducting a line of packhorses. They were commanded by Captain William Sublette, a partner in the company, and one of the most active, intrepid, and renowned leaders in this half military kind of service.
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., that we could scarce see anything but their feet and their heads as they went along.
On Thursday there will be a session at Huddersfield University Students Union from 10.30am to 3pm and on Friday the clinic will be at the Huddersfield University Legal Advice Clinic located at Unit 20, Packhorse Walk in the Packhorse Shopping Centre from 10am to 3pm.
The Grade II-listed Packhorse Inn in South Stoke, Somerset, shut six years ago, after it was bought by developers who planned to turn it into flats.
3 Cross packhorse bridge and continue to the end of the lane.
ASTONE bridge in a Solihull village boasts a unique claim to fame as the only surviving ancient packhorse bridge to be found in the West Midlands.
PACKHORSE INN MOULTON, SUFFOLK WHERE AND WHY A few years ago this country pub was a derelict eyesore in an otherwise picturesque village.
The Packhorse Bridge, at Stokesley, over the River Leven was built so that mules could carry cloth in their panniers from the sailcloth and linen producing watermills to market and export all over the world.