Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An animal, such as a mule, used to carry loads.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A domesticated animal used to carry heavy items.
  • n. A wild animal that lives and hunts in packs

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an animal, as a horse, mule, etc., employed in carrying packs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A beast of burden used to carry packs, or to transport goods in bales, boxes, etc., on its back. See cut under pack-mule.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an animal (such as a mule or burro or horse) used to carry loads

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  • Sheep in their flocks have been collectively used as pack animals by Tibetan nomads.

    February 18, 2010