tumpline

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noun tump·line \ˈtəmp-ˌlīn\

Definition of tumpline

  1. :  a sling formed by a strap slung over the forehead or chest and used for carrying or helping to support a pack on the back or in hauling loads

Origin and Etymology of tumpline

tump, of Algonquian origin; akin to Eastern Abenaki mádûmbí pack strap


First Known Use: 1796


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