from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wide girth, about 33 inches long, made of strong canvas or hair, having a hard-wood hook at one end and a ring at the other, used with the pack-saddle in adjusting the burden of a pack-animal: it is in general use in the United States army, and is of Spanish-American origin.


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  • You will furthermore want a pack-cinch and a pack-rope for each horse.

    The Mountains


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