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n. pl. tra·vois (trə-voiz′, trăv′oiz′)
A frame slung between trailing poles and pulled by a dog or horse, formerly used by Plains Indians as a conveyance for goods and belongings.
[Canadian French, alteration of obsolete travoy, from travail, cart-shaft, from French, frame for restraining horses, alteration of Late Latin tripālium, device with three stakes, probably from Latin tripālis, having three stakes; see travail.]
n, pl -vois (-ˈvɔɪz)
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a sled formerly used by the Plains Indians of North America, consisting of two poles joined by a frame and dragged by an animal
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) Canadian a similar sled used for dragging logs
[from Canadian French, from French travail trave]
n., pl. -vois (-ˈvɔɪz)
a transport device used by the Plains Indians, consisting of two poles joined by a frame and drawn by an animal.
[1840–50; Amer.; earlier travoy < North American French; compare Canadian French travail shaft of a cart]