pack·​sad·​dle ˈpak-ˌsa-dᵊl How to pronounce packsaddle (audio)
: a saddle designed to support loads on the backs of pack animals

Examples of packsaddle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eric Pedersen trained the little mare to duck incoming fire, to carry a packsaddle loaded with shells and to retreat on command. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, 8 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of packsaddle was in the 14th century

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“Packsaddle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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pack·​sad·​dle ˈpak-ˌsad-ᵊl How to pronounce packsaddle (audio)
: a saddle that supports the load on the back of a pack animal
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