travois

noun
tra·vois | \trə-ˈvȯi, ˈtra-ˌvȯi\
plural travois also travoises\trə-ˈvȯiz, 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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