Definition of travois
travoisesplay \-ˈvȯiz, -ˌvȯiz\
: a simple vehicle used by Plains Indians consisting of two trailing poles serving as shafts and bearing a platform or net for the load
Origin and Etymology of travois
American French travail, from Canadian French, shaft of a cart, from Middle French traveil catafalque, prop, from Late Latin trepalium instrument of torture — more at travail
First Known Use: 1847
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