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

  • n. A saddle on which loads can be secured.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A saddle designed to secure and carry goods on the back of an animal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See under 2d pack.
  • n. a saddle made for supporting the load on a pack animal.
  • n. A saddle to which loads can be attached.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The saddle of a pack-animal, made to be loaded with packs or burdens, and furnished with straps, hooks, and rings sewed to it for securing the packs.

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

  • n. a saddle for pack animals to which loads can be attached


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The more civilised make up of canvass or "gunny bags" stuffed with hay and provided with cross bars, a rude packsaddle, which is admirably calculated to gall the animal's back.

    First Footsteps in East Africa

  • The more civilised make up of canvass or “gunny bags” stuffed with hay and provided with cross bars, a rude packsaddle, which is admirably calculated to gall the animal’s back.

    First footsteps in East Africa

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

    Why do you love or hate camping?

  • ~~~~~~~~~French Vocabulary~~~~~~~~ en tout cas = in any case; façon de parler = so to speak; à peu près = almost, more or less; le français (m) = French; l'anglais (m) = English; le bât (m) = packsaddle

    faux amis

  • Etymology: French, from Middle French soumelier official charged with transportation of supplies, from Old French, pack animal driver, probably alteration of * sommerier, from somier pack animal, from Medieval Latin saugmarius, from Late Latin sagma packsaddle — more at sumpter

    Sommelier on the Half Shell

  • Idalia tethered the mare once more, and turned to help Kellen with the packsaddle.

    Tran Siberian

  • He looped it around his unruly hair, then picked up the heavy wooden packsaddle, and followed Idalia outside.

    Tran Siberian

  • She'd just finished tightening Coalwind's girths, and Kellen set the packsaddle on the ground and held the mare steady while Idalia soothed her into accepting the bit and bridle.

    Tran Siberian

  • But old French expression "Fils de bast" meen "Child of Packsaddle Woman" -- bast is material for packsaddle!

    Squaw no more

  • The youth turned to him angrily and replied, “O packsaddle of an ass, it was the length of the way that hindered me from this and the steepness of the steps and the profuseness of my sweat.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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