ca·​cax·​te | \ kəˈkästē \
plural -s

Definition of cacaxte

: a square wooden packing frame or crate that has four legs and a net cover and is carried on the back especially by Guatemalan Indians with the help of a tumpline

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First Known Use of cacaxte

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cacaxte

American Spanish cacaxtle, cacaxte, from Nahuatl cacaxtli small ladder for carrying things on the back

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“Cacaxte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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