Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An animal (usually an old mare), wearing a bell and acting as the leader of a troop of pack mules.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An animal (usually an old mare), wearing a bell and acting as the leader of a troop of pack mules.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In South America, the leading animal of a mule-train, usually distinguished by some head-ornament, chiefly by a bell dangling from the neck. In Spain the term is also used to designate the rope or leather band by which two mules are tied together; and for a wooden support in the shape of a pillar or column.

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From Spanish (Wiktionary)

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