tumpline

noun tump·line \ ˈtəmp-ˌlīn \

Definition of tumpline

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of tumpline

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


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