- a line of pack mules or a line of wagons drawn by mules.
Origin of mule train
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for mule train
I soon secured transportation with a mule-train for Deadwood.Thirty Years on the Frontier
There is no chance of stopping another reco (that is, a mule-train, sirs) now.Westward Ho!
The mule-train with our tents and baggage passed us in the valley while we were sweltering under the hawthorns.Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land
Henry Van Dyke
The freight capacity of the mule-train placed a narrow limit upon the profits and extent of trade.The Last American Frontier
Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson
The enemy was still pressing on, and the mule-train of small ammunition could not be got up under the heavy fire.The Campaign of Chancellorsville
Theodore A. Dodge