Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A horse used as a pack animal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A horse used as a pack-animal in carrying burdens; hence, figuratively, a drudge.

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  • noun A horse used as a pack animal

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

  • noun a workhorse used as a pack animal

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "packhorse" were the only means of conveying information.

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  • We try to limit 180 pounds to each packhorse not including the packsaddle and pads.

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  • We try to limit 180 pounds to each packhorse not including the packsaddle and pads.

    Why do you love or hate camping?

  • After the Great War, he made his way north and turned up in Wyoming with three saddle horses and one packhorse.

    Come Again No More

  • After the Great War, he made his way north and turned up in Wyoming with three saddle horses and one packhorse.

    Come Again No More

  • The Sun reports the surprising news that reliable waddling packhorse Dirk Kuyt doesn't really want to play for Liverpool any more and would like to be reunited with his goateed personal organ grinder Rafa Benítez at Internazionale.

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  •          I stumbled over a motorcycle that was leaking gasoline, and bumped into a shopping cart piled with junk, the ever-present shopping cart that had become the modern packhorse of the poor.

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  • By the time he was four he would have been riding an old packhorse.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • After the Great War, he made his way north and turned up in Wyoming with three saddle horses and one packhorse.

    Come Again No More

  • The packhorse clopped behind; even its head was bowed.

    DRAGON GAMES

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  • As the maid of honor at a friend's weeklong destination wedding, I was affectionately termed the bride's packhorse. They stopped saying it when, one day, I sighed, "Always a packhorse, never a pack..."

    November 8, 2007

  • Ha!

    November 8, 2007