packhorse

noun pack·horse \ ˈpak-ˌhȯrs \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of packhorse

: a horse used as a pack animal

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First Known Use of packhorse

circa 1500


PACKHORSE Defined for English Language Learners

packhorse

noun

Definition of packhorse for English Language Learners

  • : a horse used for carrying things


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