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A pack animal, such as a horse or mule.
[Middle English, driver of a packhorse, from Old French sometier, from Vulgar Latin *saumatārius, from Late Latin sagma, sagmat-, packsaddle, from Greek, from sattein, to pack.]
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(Animals) archaic a packhorse, mule, or other beast of burden
[C14: from Old French sometier driver of a baggage horse, from Vulgar Latin sagmatārius (unattested), from Late Latin sagma packsaddle]
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a packhorse or mule.
[1275–1325; Middle English sompter < Old French sometier pack-horse driver < Vulgar Latin *saumatārius= Latin sagmat- (s. of sagma; see summer2) + -ārius -ary]
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|Noun||1.||sumpter - an animal (such as a mule or burro or horse) used to carry loads|
beast of burden, jument - an animal such as a donkey or ox or elephant used for transporting loads or doing other heavy work
packhorse - a workhorse used as a pack animal
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