travois

noun
tra·​vois | \ trə-ˈvȯi How to pronounce travois (audio) , ˈtra-ˌvȯi\
plural travois also travoises\ trə-​ˈvȯiz How to pronounce travoises (audio) , ˈtra-​ˌvȯiz \

Definition of travois

: a simple vehicle used by Plains Indians consisting of two trailing poles serving as shafts and bearing a platform or net for the load

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First Known Use of travois

1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of travois was in 1847

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